James Cantwell, partner and principal consultant at Versoft, started in the financial services industry over 15 years ago at Gamco Investors in Rye, NY. James held numerous positions in their Fund, Wealth Management and Alternative Investment groups and served as AVP of Operations until relocating to Phoenix, Arizona where he currently resides. After leaving Gamco, James joined AST Trust Company, who provides a broad array of retirement services, where he managed their Operations team of over 30 employees in the servicing of investment firms, TPA’s, RIA’s and family offices.
In 2007 James joined Advent Software, Inc. as a consultant where he implemented the Advent suite of products for small startup RIA’s to large asset managers with more than 20 billion under management. James began managing Advent’s Asset Management Group’s consulting organization in the Americas in 2011, while continuing to work directly with investment firms providing consultative services on how best to leverage their technology and resources to achieve efficiency, scalability and lower the costs of servicing their clients.
James joined Versoft in 2015 where he will provide consultative and implementation services centered around his extensive knowledge of FinTech and best practices for firms in the investment management industry. James holds a B.S. in Finance from Penn State University.