James F. Kearney is the Chief Risk Officer of Lime Brokerage LLC, which is affiliated with Wedbush Securities Inc. where he is also the Chief Risk Officer. With 30 years of experience in the financial industry, Jim has responsibility for all areas of risk across the Firm. Jim is a member of the Executive Committee as well as the Risk Committee at Lime Brokerage. He also leads the Risk and Credit Team at Wedbush Securities and is the Chairman of the Credit and Risk Committee. Jim is a member of the Futures Commission Merchant Executive Management Committee. In his capacity as Chief Risk Officer, he has team members in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York.
Jim has served in various capacities including Head of Risk, Head of Trading, and General Partner previously with Archelon LLC and Rhone Capital Management. He has been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade since 1990, and is a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Chief Risk Officer Roundtable. Jim graduated from the University of Iowa, College of Business, with a Finance degree, and currently holds his Series 3, 7, and 63 securities licenses.