Jim is an independent financial advisor who has been a financial and investment industry professional since 1990. Jim began his investment career at a large mutual fund company after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance. He spent many years working at the Chicago Board of Trade. He has traded as a broker and market maker, before forming one of his own consultancies working directly with several large hedge fund clients. He also worked as a Chief Financial Officer for a food company.
Jim has earned the series 3, 6, 7, 63 and 65 registrations. He also holds Licenses for Life and Health Insurance in multiple states.
Through these experiences, Jim discovered that working with individuals and helping them meet their financial goals was what he found most gratifying. He likes to bring that acquired acumen to each and every client. He believes every person, family or business has very unique goals, risk tolerances, and time horizons; thus each deserve a customized approach to help meet their financial objectives.
Jim is a native of Chicago, IL and has lived in Portland since 2003. He is married and has one son. He enjoys hiking, skiing, camping, and many other outdoor activities that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Jim is also an active volunteer in his community, church, and son’s school.