Jim O’Shaughnessy, a Managing Partner of Sheridan Road, is responsible for the day to day operations of Sheridan Road’s retirement plan consulting business and wealth management group. Jim maintains all mutual fund, insurance and administrative relationships. Prior to co-founding Sheridan Road in 2005, Jim worked for AXA Advisors, where he built one of the largest asset management businesses focused on middle market corporate retirement plans in the country.
Jim holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies and the PRP designation from Plan Sponsor. He also received the Certified Behavioral Finance Analyst (CBFA) designation from Allianz. Jim holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24 and 63 with LPL Financial and Series 65 with Sheridan Road Advisors, as well as life, health and variable licenses.
Jim’s experience in the field of qualified plans has led to his active involvement with several industry advisory boards. He is a member of the Center for Fiduciary Studies, and the Profit Sharing Council of America and was recently named to NAPA’s Government Affairs General Committee, LPL Retirement Partners Technology Steering Committee and the 401(k) Summit Agenda Team. An advocate for the retirement plan industry, Jim frequently speaks at industry conferences and consults on ways to improve the overall health of the U.S. retirement plan system.
In 2011, Jim was one of three finalists for the ASPPA/Morningstar 401(k) Advisor Leadership Award. Jim received his B.S. in Industrial Management from Purdue University.
2011 ASPPA award was nominated by industry professionals and selected by a panel of industry peers based on leadership, innovation and contributions to the retirement plan industry.