Jim O’Donnell is a managing director and global head of investor sales and relationship management at Citi Markets and Banking. In this role, Jim is responsible for client distribution for equities, fixed income, currencies, and commodities. Jim was appointed to this position in August 2008. Prior to that, he was co-Head of Global Investor Sales, appointed in November 2007.
He joined the firm in July 1999 as Head of Equities, EMEA. Prior to joining Citi, Jim was President and CEO of HSBC Securities Inc. in New York. He was responsible for all equity, debt, futures, and investment banking operations for HSBC in the U.S. and was CEO of HSBC James Capel, HSBC’s Global Equity business. Prior to HSBC, he held various roles at NatWest Securities, and Drexel Burnham Lambert.
Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in comparative religion from Princeton University. He is a second-generation Irish American, with his father’s family hailing from Dublin and his mother’s from Galway. He credits his Irish heritage, along with his family and his faith, as being the foundation of his life.