Jim Dowd, CEO, North Capital Investment Technology
Jim Dowd is Founder and CEO of North Capital Private Securities (NCPS), a registered broker-dealer focused on the distribution, secondary trading, clearing and custody of exempt securities, and North Capital Investment Technology (NCIT) which provides technology to facilitate exempt securities offerings by offering compliance tools for KYC and AML checks, online subscription processing and payments, and accredited investor verification for issuers and financial intermediaries. Prior to forming North Capital, Mr. Dowd, who has 36 years of experience in global financial markets, was a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns, where he led the hedge fund advisory team and developed and managed the firm’s HedgeSelect platform. Before Bear, Mr. Dowd was a portfolio manager for seven years, focused on convertible bond and options arbitrage. He also spent nine years with Bankers Trust in New York, London and Tokyo where he was Managing Director and Head of Derivatives Trading for Asia and a Partner of Bankers Trust. Mr. Dowd is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS), majoring in international economics, finance and commerce. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Certified Public Accountant.