Jim Kearney is a Principal at Vanguard and the head of the Vanguard Global Investment Operations organization. Jim’s global team is responsible for trade support, settlements, Corporate actions and securities lending for all Vanguard products.
In his prior position Jim led the Project One Development Team, a business technology team managing a 5 year program focused on unifying the Vanguard Transfer Agent and Broker Dealer organizations, creating a singular experience for all retail direct investors. This effort resulted in a common platform for investors to hold, and transact on Vanguard funds, Vanguard ETFs and any other assets held at Vanguard.
In previous Vanguard roles, Jim led a business technology team focused on implementing vendor solutions that would streamline the fund administration process, including trade management, corporate actions, treasury services and gold copy data management. He was also the leader of the Vanguard Small Business Retirement Plans, and spent a large portion of his career leading various businesses within the Vanguard Brokerage Services unit.
Jim has studied at Immaculata University, and holds FINRA’s series 7, 63 and 24 licenses. He is also a graduate of the Wharton Essentials of Management certificate program, as well as the Leadership Philadelphia 2006 class. Jim sits on the board of Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, a 125 year old non-profit institution committed to proving unstructured creative play for children in the Philadelphia region.
Jim is married to his wife Sonica, and the proud father of two children, Liam (9) and Harper (5).
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