James began his career in financial services in 1996 as a Financial Advisor with Prudential Financial. He became the Director of Training for the Western Division of AXA Distributors in 2000. He has also been nationally ranked in the top 10 percentile of Sales Managers with MetLife Securities and Prudential Financial. James was appointed to Executive Council in 2007, which consists of the Top 25 Sales Managers in the Nation. He holds his Series 7, 6, 63 registrations, and the New York State Life & Health License. James lives on Long Island with his wife and three children.