Dr. Lenz is an experienced executive, lecturer, and scholar in the field of banking and capital markets.
Starting his career as an equity and derivatives trader over 25 years ago, Jimmie found he reveled in fast moving atmospheres that required both strategic thought and the ability to take immediate action. His successes propelled him into a number of senior management roles within the finance community including leading an NYSE broker dealer with foreign and domestic operations, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Credit Officer at a top three broker dealer, and the Head of Predictive Analytics for one of the largest Wealth Management firms in the US.
Global financial services firms and exchanges have engaged Jimmie to address issues related to strategy, analytics application, risk mitigation, and business efficiencies. This in-depth understanding of the capital markets industry has allowed him to provide crucial perspectives in foreign and domestic regulatory matters, including the presentation of findings to the Security and Exchange Commission.
His passion for developing forward-looking strategies, merge his unique boots-on-the ground understanding of how capital markets operate with the academic application of new technologies.
Jimmie holds an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Science in Finance from Washington University in Saint Louis, and Doctor of Business Administration-Finance from Washington University’s Olin Business School. Jimmie currently serves as the Chairman of Neocova’s Strategic Advisory Board, on the Board of Directors of Zen Blockchain Foundation, on the Risk and Uncertainties Board at the University of South Carolina, and on the board of the Center for Finance and Accounting Research.
Jimmie is currently a Clinical Professor at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, leading studies in block chain and machine learning, and a highly sought-after student investment course.
At Duke University, Jimmie is an Executive In Residence in the Pratt School of Engineering, and the Academic Director of the Master of Engineering in Financial Technology graduate program.