James M. Cracchiolo
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Cracchiolo has more than 25 years experience in financial services. Prior to his current role, he held a number of senior-level positions at American Express, including Group President of American Express Global Financial Services (2000-2005), Chairman, CEO and President of American Express Financial Advisors, Chairman of American Express Bank, CEO of Travel Related Services, Chairman of Threadneedle Asset Management Limited (2003-Present), President and CEO of Travel Related Services (TRS) International (1998-2000), President of Global Network Services (1997-1998), Senior Vice President of TRS Quality, Global Reengineering (1993-1997) and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Shearson Lehman Brothers (then a unit of American Express) (1990-1993).
Cracchiolo is a member of the Business Roundtable, the Financial Services Roundtable, the Minnesota Business Partnership and the American Council of Life Insurers. He also serves on the Board of Advisors to the March of Dimes Foundation.
Jim holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and economics and a master's of business administration degree in finance, both from New York University Stern School of Business. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New York State. He is also Series 7 and 24 certified in the United States.
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