Chief Operating Officer
As Cognovi Lab’s COO, Jim oversees key corporate functions including finance, operations, client servicing, human resources and marketing. Jim began his illustrious career as a CPA for Deloitte followed by executive positions at Freddie Mac, Prudential Home Mortgage, Citi and Freedom Mortgage. While the Assistant Controller at Freddie Mac, Jim published an influential article on market value accounting in the Journal of Accountancy, which subsequently led to changes by the FASB in the way balance sheet accounting is treated. As COO of CitiAuto, Jim helped double annual earnings to $235M by increasing sales and reducing losses on auto loans. Jim received his MBA, Finance/Accounting from California State University – Los Angeles and a BA, Political Science/Psychology from Washington University in St Louis.