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James McGinness | Managing Director, Client Advisor

James McGinness

James McGinness is a Managing Director at Hightower Texas. He is focused on developing and managing client relationships for high-net-worth individuals, endowments and foundations.

In 2011, James joined Salient and in 2018, Hightower acquired Salient’s private wealth management business to become Hightower Texas. Previously, he served as an Investment Associate on Salient’s MLP team, where he focused on investor relations, trading and operations. He has also served as a Portfolio Analyst at RDG Capital, LLC and an investments intern at Telemus Capital Partners. He knew he wanted to become an advisor after working as an intern at an RIA – a far cry from his original dream of becoming a firefighter.

James is a native Houstonian and an active member of Houston’s First Baptist Church. He enjoys volunteering in the community and abroad with his church and various international mission organizations. He counts a mission trip to South Africa as one of his favorite travel experiences and spends much of his free time golfing and trying new things.

James earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston –Downtown and completed the Texas Trust School at Southern Methodist University. James holds the FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses.
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