3106 Ingersoll Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

Efrem Jackson
Financial literacy advocate + licensed advisor​​​​​​​
Talk topic: Racial Wealth Gap
Pronouns: He / Him / His

Efrem Jackson is the founder and owner of Free to Serve Financial Ministries, an organization with a mission to help individuals free themselves from debt, unnecessary consumerism, and adverse financial decisions that can hinder one from pursuing his or her dreams and accomplishing life to the fullest. Efrem is an Operations Manager at Cetera Financial Group where he holds Finra series 7, 66, and 99 securities licenses. Efrem has 18 years of experience in investment products and financial services at firms including Wells Fargo, where he got his start, Principal Financial Group, and then at Bank of the West before moving to his current role at Cetera. Originally from Chicago, Efrem moved to Iowa to attend Iowa State University where he earned a B.A. in Business and Marketing and an M.A. in Financial Planning. Efrem lives in Bondurant, Iowa, with his wife, Xay, and their four young children.

“ I love that TEDx is committed to promoting ideas worth sharing and information that can help educate and inspire people. I could think of no better platform to share my passion for financial literacy and to educate people about the racial wealth gap that exists in America. My hope is that we can come together as a community and a country to fix the racial wealth gap.“  –  Efrem Jackson