The founder of Riperian, Jim has more than 25 years of operating experience in the banking and brokerage industries. At Riperian, Jim leads client engagements, focusing on developing actionable strategic plans, improving business operations and delivering new client-facing capabilities.
Jim was an early leader in online financial services, and has successfully built high growth banking and brokerage businesses for several institutions. Prior to founding Riperian, Jim led Bank of America's Online Investing business through key business transformation and growth phases. He implemented new channel, sales, product and pricing strategies, and led the integration of Online Investing with Online Banking. These efforts established the largest online bank-brokerage business, leading the industry in active clients, trade volumes, and revenue.
Jim previously managed the Online Banking and Online Investing businesses for Fleet Bank, one of the pioneers in the field. He is recognized as a leading authority in bank-brokerage integration, with in-depth experience ranging from strategic planning to program implementation.
Jim holds a B.A in Mathematics from Williams College.