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Chief Operating Officer
Jim oversees Securities America’s Operations, Rep Relations and Corporate Services departments. He provides leadership and management of Securities America’s broker-dealer and RIA service platforms, and formulates and implements operational strategies to support Securities America’s growth goals. Jim is a 30-year veteran in the financial services industry, much of that in leadership positions. Before coming to Securities America in 2018, he served for nine years as vice president of clearing operations service and product strategy for Ameriprise Financial. From an operations and service perspective, Jim knows he and his team are here to partner with Securities America’s advisors – to build relationships with the advisors that enable them to build an exceptional client experience. As a leader, Jim takes a sports coach approach. He believes you get the best performance from players by putting the team first, and his role is to provide them with everything they need to succeed.
Jim received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota. He also attended St. Cloud State University in Alnwick, England, where he studied British government, economics and history. He holds the Series 7 and 24 securities licenses and is on the FINRA Operations Advisory Committee.