James A. Jacobson

Director, Joined 2001

James “Jim” Jacobson was Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Spear, Leeds & Kellogg Specialists, LLC, a leading specialist firm (owned by Goldman Sachs) on the New York Stock Exchange until he retired from the securities business in November 2008. He joined the firm in March 2001, when Goldman Sachs acquired Benjamin Jacobson & Sons LLC, the premier mid-sized specialist firm, where he was a managing member and co-head of the management committee.

Jim served two terms on the New York Stock Exchange’s Board of Directors. During the 8 years on the Board of the Exchange, Jim served on the Office of the Chairman, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Human Resources Committee and the Personnel Policy and Compensation Committee and 3 years as the board’s vice chairman. Currently, Jim serves as a Trustee of New Jersey City University. He also serves as an independent trustee for Allianz Global Investors fund board and the Pimco Closed End funds board.Since 2008, Stanley Shopkorn has been Partner and Portfolio manager at Hilltop Park Associates, which he co-founded. As Board Chair from 2006-2014, he led the organization through tumultuous financial times to a position of stability and growth.

Board, Taft School, Watertown, CT
Board, New Jersey City University


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