Jim attended the NY School of Finance, while pursuing a career on Wall Street. Starting as a messenger he quickly rose through the ranks, to become the head bond trader managing $100 Million for his firm’s own account. His firm was sold and he decided to move to Florida. Recognizing the large infrastructure needs he started a few companies, including Capital Market Consultants Inc. These companies raised over $10 billion dollars for his clients and involved hundreds of different transactions.
In 1996 he joined his wife Martha’s effort to help build communities smarter and healthier. Jim’s real-estate leadership includes serving as General Partner for a NYSE listed company, project development leader for a private equity firm, and recently as managing member for a group private investors from Brazil.