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Senior Vice President and Chief Operations 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. Jim received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota. He also attended St. Cloud University in Alnick, England, where he studied British government, economics and history.
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 and his wife have two grown children. Son Hunter will study medicine at Oklahoma State. Daughter Jamie is a business major at North Central University in Minneapolis and plans to create a non-profit after graduation. Giving back runs in the family – mom Renee is a longtime civil servant.
His children may have left the house, but they also left Jim with a healthy habit. He describes his stress relief regimen as a continuation of his parenting. After running around after his kids for 22 years, Jim now runs for fun. He’s finished 11 marathons and six half-marathons.
- Bachelor of Science Business Administration from Mankato State University
- Series 7 and 24 securities licenses
- FINRA – Operations Advisory Committee
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