David Ward is a Sr. Partner and Sr. Private Wealth Advisor for the Private Wealth division of Ronald Blue Trust and serves his clients out of the national office in Atlanta, Georgia.
As an experienced wealth advisor to individuals, families, and businesses, David uses his objective perspective to help clients make wise financial decisions, live generously, and leave a lasting legacy. His goal is to help those he serves have the clarity and confidence to focus on the things that matter most to them. David and his team integrate financial planning, investment management, and trust services into financial plans tailored to his clients’ needs.
Prior to his current role, David served as Managing Director of the Atlanta branch office of Ronald Blue & Co. (the predecessor company to Ronald Blue Trust) for over a decade. Before joining Ronald Blue & Co. in 1994, David was in senior financial management in the telecommunication industry with MCI, GTE, Conte Cellular, and McCaw Communications. As Director of Financial Planning, Director of Finance, and Controller he was responsible for strategic planning, acquisitions and mergers, and financial reporting for senior management of various publicly traded companies. He also gained in-depth knowledge of personal and corporate income taxes during his five years with a regional CPA firm.
Involved in his community, David is Chairman of the Board for the Atlanta Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and is on the Board for R.E.A.P. International, Inc. David is an avid outdoorsman, a fly fisherman of over 50 years, and a tournament racquetball player.
David earned his BS in Accounting from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He and his wife, Karen, have three children and reside in Alpharetta, Georgia.