Matthew James is currently a Vice President at Bank of America and serves as a product manager on the Global Equities Financing team. He has more than 15 years of experience in leading teams, managing relationships, and driving product development for institutional investors.
He joined the firm in 2015 through the Global Banking and Markets (GBAM) Veterans Associate Program (VAP), based in New York, NY. Matthew James is a registered representative with BofA Securities, Inc. and drives strategic projects and addresses tactical enhancements supporting the firm’s client-facing Mercury® portal and self-service tool capabilities for the hedge fund and market-maker client base.
Prior to his working in the finance industry, Matthew James served as an active-duty Army intelligence officer. His military career includes past assignments with the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, the 10th Mountain Division, and U.S. Army North Headquarters. Matthew James also deployed overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he was awarded a Bronze Star for actions during combat.
Matthew James also serves on the Enterprise leadership team for the Military Support & Assistance Group (MSAG), the bank’s employee resource network comprised of employees, veterans, spouses, and military supporters. Before assuming his current role of MSAG Enterprise Finance Co-Chair in 2018, Matthew James was selected as an MSAG Enterprise Finance & Events Committee Member and previously held the position of Communications and Events Lead for the MSAG Metro New York Chapter since 2016.
He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.