James has run equity trading desks generating hundreds of millions in annual revenues at Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns. He has been an elected by his peers and regulators as an industry leader while also launching three entrepreneurial ventures.  As an advisor to many fledgling companies, James has created and edited presentations, analyzed financials and arranged numerous investor meetings.  James is an educator, a wealth manager and a communicator --- working to parallel his philanthropic efforts with his career.  Most importantly, he is the proud father of three.