Director of Operations
LP Insurance Services - Reno, NV
Jim is the Director of Operations at LP Insurance Services, Inc. He is a native of Yerington, Nevada and graduate of the prestigious Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has more than 35 years of financial services experience and was formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of First Independent Bank of Nevada, a community bank he helped launch in 1999.
In 2007, First Independent Bank of Nevada was purchased by Western Alliance Bancorp. Jim served as President/CEO of First Independent under Western Alliance until 2011 when he launched Agile Investments, a consulting firm specializing in commercial real estate investments throughout the Western United States. He joined LP Insurance Services in 2013.
Jim has extensive experience in commercial real estate lending and residential subdivision construction lending. He is a former Chief Credit Officer, Private Client Services Executive and is also a graduate of the National School of Real Estate Finance in Madison, Wisconsin.
A life-long northern Nevadan, Jim serves the community extensively including membership on the Board of Directors for Renown Health Systems, Northern Nevada’s largest hospital, serving as both the Treasurer and as a member of the Executive Committee. He is also a Commissioner on the Nevada Tax Commission through his appointment by Governor Brian Sandoval. Jim proudly serves on the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows Board of Directors and on the Board of the University of Nevada Athletic Association Endowment Fund.
Jim has been married to his wife, Zoe, for 32 years. Their daughter, Ashley, has her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. He loves boating, scuba diving, golfing and fishing as well as travelling with his family.