BACK TO ARTICLES Since 1980, Jim has been serving the global financial services industry. 21 of those years with Accenture where he was instrumental in creating and leading their global financial services business. The last 20 years spread between being CEO of a technology start-up, global head of Financial Services for Cap Gemini, global head of Financial Services Consulting for Cisco and as a Managing Partner of a private equity fund focused on creating and incubating enterprise class analytics software companies. He has worked with over 75 start-ups in the last 10 years ranging from fintech, payment tech, big data, platforms, to name a few. He is Founder and Managing Director of Sky D Ventures. A venture fund and advisory services firm. They focus primarily in seed rounds in fintech, emerging technologies, commerce platforms, to name a few. In addition, they provide advisory services to incumbents and disrupters alike in financial services, to private equity and VC’s in FinTech and to technology companies serving the financial services industry. Jim’s industry tenure has been primarily focused on serving global financial services clients. His functional expertise spans consumer, wealth management, commercial, financial markets, mortgage, payments and business models. His geographic experience is balanced across North America, EU, Asia and Emerging Markets. Jim’s work with clients covers large-scale solution development and implementation, business and technology strategy development, and new venture creation and operation. He has an abundance of experience in creating and scaling strategic partnerships and ecosystems. Jim is a well-recognized thought leader on several topics. He regularly hosts and moderates small to large executive conferences and visits to the Silicon Valley. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on the topics of Enabling Commerce and New Models for Profitable Growth in Global Financial Services. He also serves on the Boards of both public and private companies. Skip to content