James McGinness is a Managing Director at HighTower Texas, a national Wealth Management firm. He has over 10 years of experience in financial services working with high-net-worth families and institutions to construct and maintain investment programs to achieve their goals and needs. In 2011, James joined Salient, which was acquired by HighTower in 2018. Previously, he served as an Investment Associate in Salient’s Midstream Energy Group, where he focused on investor relations, trading and operations. He has also served as a Portfolio Analyst with RDG Capital, LLC and an Investments Intern with Telemus Capital Partners.
James is graduate of The Master’s Program and a member of the Greater Houston Barnabas Group. He and his wife Natalie work in supporting several ministries focused on pastoral training, audio recordings of Scripture, and other various local organizations. They have visited Africa on two mission trips supporting these causes.
James earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston—Downtown and is a graduate of the Texas Bankers Association Trust School at Southern Methodist University. James holds the Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses.
James and Natalie have three children and attend Houston’s First Baptist Church.