James Quinn has held financial positions with a retailer, homebuilder and university in his 29 year career. Those positions included treasurer, controller, and head of strategic planning. He is married with three boys and is writing these articles because he cares about their future. He earned a BS in accounting from Drexel University and an MBA from Villanova University. He is a certified public accountant and a certified cash manager. These articles reflect the personal views of James Quinn. They do not necessarily represent the views of his employer, and are not sponsored or endorsed by his employer.
I enjoy leveraging my strengths in funding and building businesses. Understanding that people are the absolute difference maker in any organization, my focus is in identifying the right talent for the right role and then leveraging their strengths to achieve results. I aim to invest in businesses that can scale and make a difference in the world.
My top five strengths (Gallup Strengths) are: Activator, Belief, Focus, Futuristic, Responsibility
A very brief synopsis of my "work life" to date:
Traded S&P Futures for 3 years after graduating from college. After a year in property management in Atlanta, GA, entered our family business, Fort Dearborn Co. Worked in various positions, including my last role as CEO. Helped build organization into a $180 mil company. Led the sale of the company to a private equity firm in June, 2006. Served on Board of Directors of new company for four years until the business was sold again in 2010. Active investor in start-ups and private equity placements.
Full Time Trader. Long / Short Equity Options.
I am a technical trader that tries to find the sweet spot between technical set up, institutional option order flow, and fundamentals.
I am especially interested in market / trading psychology and its impact on our performance.
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