Jim joined Alliance Advisors in 2019 as Managing Director of the Corporate Governance Group. Prior to Alliance, Jim held several positions during his 10-year tenure at ISS including Senior Analyst on the M&A Edge Team, Head of the Financial Sector and Deputy Head of U.S. Research. Jim has written and reviewed hundreds of reports, contentious and non-contentious, and led numerous high-profile engagements with issuers and investors. Prior to those roles, Jim held positions in engineering and finance in many public companies including United Technologies, Allied-Signal (now Honeywell), and Beckman Coulter (now Danaher). Jim brings decades of institutional knowledge in corporate governance and finance, M&A, shareholder engagement and fund management to his current position at Alliance. Jim holds an MBA in Finance from Cornell University and a BS in Engineering and Applied Science from UCLA. Jim is also a CFA charter holder and a licensed CPA.