A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ since 2003 ( www.cfp.net ), Jim has been in the financial services industry since 1998. He has worked for several New York Stock Exchange members in various wealth management roles, including Prudential Securities, TD Waterhouse, JPMorgan Chase, and Fidelity Investments. Over the course of more than 2 decades Jim has helped both families and small businesses with financial planning topics including retirement planning, investment management, college planning, insurance, estate planning strategies, and tax efficient investment strategies. In addition to earning his CFP® designation, he has held FINRA licenses Series 7, Series 63, Series 65, Series 9 and Series 10. He has been a licensed agent in numerous states including New York and Florida for life, health and variable annuities. Additionally, Jim was a Certified College Funding Specialist CCFS®. Jim graduated from the University at Albany with a Bachelors Degree in Economics, and a Minor in Business Administration.
Jim has been an active member of the Financial Planning Association since 2002 and held the position of the Government Relations Director. In addition, he was also the Career Development Director where he served as a mentor to CFP® certificate candidates by teaching and proctoring review classes to prepare them for the CFP® exam. He has been invited to numerous engagements to speak on various different financial topics including, but not limited to, banking and lending, retirement planning, investment planning and annuities.
Jim joined Landmark to partner with clients and help understand their short and long-term goals while assisting them in building a financial plan that is more personally customized to meet their needs. One of Jim’s top priorities is forming strong relationships with our clients and their families as he works hard to maintain a deep level of trust, reliability, and competency.
Jim currently resides in Smithtown, New York with his wife Suzanne, and their two children Zachary and Hannah.