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Chief Executive Officer and President
Jim joined the company in 1994 as vice president of finance. He was promoted to chief financial officer in 1997, took responsibility for Information Services in 2000 and became chief operating officer in 2004. Jim was promoted to president of Securities America in August 2008, and became CEO in July 2010. Prior to joining Securities America, Jim served as vice president of Robalt Corporation, a pharmaceutical and food processing firm in Avoca, Iowa. He also worked as an analyst for Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in New York City and as a consultant for Marakon Associates in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Jim obtained his Masters of Business Administration in accounting and finance from Columbia University, Graduate School of Business and his A.B. in economics magna cum laude from Harvard University. He is a former member of the Nebraska Society of CPAs and a former member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In July 2018, Jim was elected to a Large-Firm seat on FINRA’s Board of Governors, where he helps oversee the organization dedicated to investor protections and market integrity. Jim holds the Series 7, 24 and 27 securities licenses.