Founder / Chief Executive Officer

Jim is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ClearThrough Solutions, the creator of SIMON®. He is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of the organization including strategy, sales, marketing, professional services, customer support and product engineering. Before founding ClearThrough Solutions and SIMON®, Jim was Cofounder and President of William James & Associates, Ltd. and was a Senior Director at Cornerstone Advisors.

With over 36 years of financial technology and solutions development experience, Jim is passionate about delivering real value to financial  institutions through unique and innovative solutions that address unmet needs of institutions seeking to grow.

Jim started his career at Arthur Andersen as a CPA and earned his MBA in Accounting and Finance from Northern Illinois University. He also serves on the boards of Trust Company of Illinois and several other not-for-profits.