Financial Executive in Chicago, IllinoisA senior financial services executive and business leader in Chicago, Illinois, James Kolbusz earned a bachelor of business administration with a focus in finance from Loyola University in Chicago and a CIMA (certified investment management analyst) designation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds multiple securities representative licensees through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Over the course of his career, James Kolbusz has held positions as a retirement plan specialist with Morgan Stanley, an analyst on the trading floor at Banc One Capital Markets, and a senior vice president (SVP) with Graystone Consulting.
Mr. Kolbusz has served as a SVP and an institutional consulting director with Merrill Lynch since April of 2017. In addition to doing due diligence on new investment opportunities, he develops comprehensive investment programs for a range of institutional clients.
Outside of the corporate environment, Mr. Kolbusz is an avid player and collector of electric guitars. He has turned his passion for guitars into a successful business, Windy City Guitars Custom Shop.