Jim began his role with Hollingsworth Funds in February 2010, establishing early in his tenure an overarching drive to improve operating activities and efficiencies in order to accelerate growth of Funds’ investment holdings. Jim graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in marketing and business. His career has included 20 years in multiple roles with First Union National Bank, including Regional President and Executive VP of Corporate Banking, and 17 years with Carolina First Bank as President of Carolina First S.C. His other community service has included serving as Chair of Greenville Chamber, Chair of United Way Board, United Way Campaign Chair, and Chair of Furman University Advisory Council. He has also served as a board member for S.C. Bankers Association, Urban League of the Upstate, St. Francis Foundation, Greenville Tech Foundation, and S.C Educational Improvement Task Force, among others. He is currently a Corporate Board Member for Synalloy Corporation.