Chairman & CEO, Ameriprise Financial
James (Jim) Cracchiolo has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ameriprise Financial since September 2005, when the company, American Express Financial Advisors, completed its spin-off from American Express.
Cracchiolo has more than 25 years experience in financial services. Prior to his current role, he held a number of senior-level positions at American Express, including:
Group President, American Express Global Financial Services 2000-2005
-Chairman, CEO and President of American Express Financial Advisors
-Chairman of American Express Bank
-CEO of Travel Related Services
-Chairman of Threadneedle Asset Management Limited 2003-Present
President and CEO of Travel Related Services (TRS) International 1998-2000
President of Global Network Services 1997-1998
Senior Vice President of TRS Quality, Global Reengineering 1993-1997
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Shearson Lehman Brothers (then a unit of American Express) 1990-1993
Cracchiolo is a member of the Business Roundtable, the Financial Services Roundtable, the Minnesota Business Partnership and the American Council of Life Insurers. He also serves on the Board of Advisors to the March of Dimes Foundation.
Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics and a master’s of business administration degree in finance, both from New York University Stern School of Business. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New York State. He is also Series 7 and 24 certified in the United States.