James M. McCormick

Chairman and Co-founder, FMCG Direct and First Manhattan Consulting Group
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Jim McCormick is Chairman and co-founder of FMCG Direct and First Manhattan Consulting Group. During Jim’s 3+ decades of serving financial institutions, he has focused on strategy, marketing, and financial analysis. Along the way, he has authored over 50 white papers on banking and built relationships with many C-level executives and Board members. He has given testimony to the U.S. Senate Banking Committee and has appeared over 200 times as a speaker before various industry groups. He has appeared on several television venues and been quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Institutional Investor, The Economist, Forbes, and Fortune. Jim’s philanthropy is focused on education.

He is a Board member of Mercy College, the Engineering College at Cornell University, and previously served as a national board member of Teach for America. Mr. McCormick holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees with honors from Cornell University. His hobbies include auto racing, where he won the Porsche Klub Sport Racing Series, and photography of birds in flight. FMCG Direct and First Manhattan Consulting Group have conducted over 4,500 assignments for financial services and related companies. Clients have included all of the top 10 U.S. commercial banks, over 60 U.S. regional banks, international banks, insurance companies, brokerage and investment banking firms, and technology companies.