Jim has been Chief Financial Officer of Needham Asset Management since 2011, and was its Controller from 2006 through 2010. Prior to Needham Jim was the Chief Accounting Officer for Olayan America, the U.S.- based investment arm of an ultra-high net worth family office. From 2000 through 2004 he was Chief Financial Officer for Rhone Group LLC, a multi-billion dollar private equity fund and broker-dealer with a European focus. From 1990 through 2000 he was Controller of Rosecliff, Inc., a U.S.-based private equity fund. Jim started his career as an auditor for KPMG LLP. He has served in a volunteer capacity on the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Investment Company Expert Panel for several years.