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James has been in the financial industry for over 20 years. He has spent the last 15 years focusing on the institutional side of the investment business. His dealings with a wide variety of investment managers, from multibillion-dollar firms to small, one-man operations, has exposed James to a wide variety of investment products and offerings. Prior to his institutional experience, James held a seat on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange for seven years, where he was an independent option trading specialist in multiple equity products, as well as equity index products.

James received his BS in Business Administration from Villanova University. He and his two children, Rose and James, are avid skiers/snowboarders during winter and can be found boogie boarding throughout the summer at the Delaware State Parks. Spending time with family, friends, both old and new, is always on the top of James’ activity list.

In January 2018, James traded working in boardrooms, helping large firms with asset management decisions, for the dining rooms of smaller, retail wealth management. This transition occurred when he and Jerry Poole formed Poole Locke Associates LLC. James is Series 65 licensed and manages all the discretionary, managed accounts for Poole Locke Associates through Sound Income Strategies, LLC.

Poole Locke Associates LLC is heavily involved with those approaching retirement by providing educational seminars and assisting in a myriad of financial planning needs. From tax planning to estate planning, investment planning and more, Poole Locke Associates LLC designs and assists in the implementation of ideas that will help its clients now and in the future.

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