Partner at LF Search

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Partner at LF Search

Jim has over thirty years of experience in the professional and financial services sectors, holding roles in audit, executive coaching and search, and HR leadership at premier companies.

Prior to joining Lingua Franca, Jim spent 24 years at Capital One Financial Corporation where he built and led the executive recruitment function and held a variety of leadership roles including Vice President of Talent Acquisition. Jim’s expertise in recruiting senior and C-Suite executives, and his role in building the Board of Directors of Capital One, made a powerful impact on fuelling the growth, transformation and success of this Fortune 100 company. Over the last decade, Jim also embarked on a journey of becoming an executive coach to both emerging leaders and experienced executives.

Jim began his career as a CPA. His early experience included roles in audit at Ernst & Young, and executive search at Heidrick & Struggles. A native of New York, he completed his undergraduate degree in Accounting at The George Washington University, and his training as an executive coach at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. In addition to leadership recruiting and development, Jim is passionate about Italian culture, the outdoors, and inclusion — particularly as an advocate for people with disabilities. He and his family reside in Arlington, Virginia and Chester, Vermont.

Notable placements:

Vice President, Head of People, Tribal Credit

Principal, Office of the Chief Investment Officer, QED Investors

Principal Investor, Asia, QED Investors

Associate General Counsel, EasyKnock

Chief Financial Officer, Strike Acceptance

If I had one motto to live by …

Stand for compassion, courage and excellence in all that you do.