Jim is the founder of Connell Financial Group, LLC. Jim earned his Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Commerce and Finance from Penn State University; attended Seton Hall University Law School. He has earned the designation of Charter Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant from The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
He began his career in the life insurance business in 1965. He is a member and past director of Syracuse Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, CNY Chapter of Financial Service Professionals, Charter member of the Estate Planning Council of CNY. Jim has been a speaker and panelist at many industry and association programs on Financial Services.