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Jim is the director of the wealth advisory practice for Toroso Advisors, a division of Toroso Investments, LLC. Before joining Toroso, Jim was with Rothschild as Vice President, Senior Institutional Consultant and Corporate Retirement Consultant. Previously, he was at Salomon Brothers, initially on the institutional desk and later growing the firm’s futures operation into one of the largest at the Chicago Board of Trade. Following Salomon Brothers he founded Hofheimer Commodities before joining Morgan Stanley in 1998.
Jim is a graduate of the Certified Investment Management Analyst program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, the Accredited Investment Fiduciary program at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, a Certified Retirement Planning Specialist, and has an MBA degree from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Jim is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Board of Trade, Home Federal Bank, Highland Park Hospital, Blythedale Children’s Hospital and a current member of the Executive Board of The Forward Association, and a chairperson of FINRA Dispute Resolution.
Over 20 years experience in financial services primarily serving 401(k) and retirement plans at his own RIA firm, BenefitStreet, and Fidelity. Leads Toroso’s northeast 401(k) advisory practice specializing open-architecture and fiduciary services.
John is an investment advisor on Qualified Retirement Plans & Individuals. Before joining Toroso, he had created and operated an RIA Firm that accounted for the needs of the plan sponsor and always put the participants first, while focusing entirely on the service of Qualified Retirement Plans. There, he achieved an average revenue growth rate of 20% per year.
Previously, he was a Sales Executive at BenefitStreet, where he was responsible for establishing relationships with RIAs, Accountants, Attorneys, and payroll companies that marketed qualified retirement plans to their clientele. He closed $20 million dollars in qualified retirement plan assets and achieved a close rate of 90%
Throughout his career that spans over two decades, John lead and implemented a variety of retirement plans and portfolios, at world renowned retirement providers Fidelity Investments and Automatic Data Processing.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and is Licensed in Series 65.
Senior Registered Associate
Sandra Lake is a senior registered associate with Toroso Advisors. She is responsible for various aspects of client service, administrative and operational functions. Sandra has been working with Jim for more than 7 years.
She previously worked in the wealth management office for two wealthy families. In addition, she worked as a registered associate at Smith Barney and Morgan Stanley for 9 years.
She is a graduate of the University of Alaska, Anchorage with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
She is Series 7, 63 and 65 licensed