James J. Lee

Team Chief Operating Officer, Private Advisor, Managing Director

Jimmy brings over 20 years of experience delivering holistic wealth management and customized financial advisory services to high-net-worth individuals, family offices, institutions, and non-profit organizations. Jimmy leverages Rockefeller Capital Management’s broad resources and intellectual capital for the group’s clients in order to provide strategies geared to their complex needs, including investment planning, issues surrounding estate planning, wealth protection, and charitable giving. He facilitates all aspects of clients’ wealth management, offering tactical allocation strategies across all asset classes, including cash, fixed income securities, equities, and alternative investments.​

Jimmy joined Rockefeller Capital Management in May 2020. Prior to this, he spent over four years at Stifel, joining in 2015 through its acquisition of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, Americas, where he spent three years. Prior to that, he spent nearly five years at Morgan Stanley in its Global Wealth Management Group and seven years at Bear Stearns in its Private Client Services Group. Since 2000, Jimmy has spent his entire career working alongside his mentor, partner, and group founder, Ed Moldaver. Together, they bring a synergy and commitment to complement their deep understanding of their clients. ​

*Jimmy was named to Forbes’ Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list (NY) in 2019 and 2020.​

He attended Binghamton University and is Series 7, 63, and 65 licensed. When not serving clients, Jimmy calls Mahwah, New Jersey home with his wife and their two children.

* The Forbe’s rankings discussed above were designated in 2020 and 2019 and last for a period of one year until new rankings are released. Each advisor—selected by SHOOK Research—is chosen based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative criteria, including: in-person interviews; industry experience; compliance records; revenue produced; and assets under management. No compensation has been provided in connection with obtaining or using this award.