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, the Executive Board of The Forward Association, and a current chairperson of FINRA Dispute Resolution.Schedule Appointment
John leads Toroso Advisors northeast advisory practice and has established relationships with accountants, payroll companies, and plan sponsors that offer qualified retirement plan solutions that include open architecture platforms and fiduciary services. He has also partners with individual clients to manage their personal and IRA Rollover assets.
He has over two decades of experience in the financial services industry and has sold, implemented, and serviced 100’s of qualified retirement plans including: 401(k), Profit Sharing, and Cash Balance retirement plans.
After having worked at ADP and Fidelity Investments, and having owned and operated his own registered investment adviser firm, John understands the perspectives of ownership, management, and the rank and file employee, and how to successfully communicate with all three groups.
His career in the financial services industry, solid retention rate, and outstanding reputation among both his colleagues and clients are the direct result of his understanding, ability, and practice of:
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and the Series 65 securities license.Schedule Appointment
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.
Sandra holds the Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses.