Who Is James McCoy?
More than anything, I'm extremely selfless and give much more than I receive. If I was an NBA guard I would've been much more like Mark Jackson and much less like Michael Jordan. I believe that if you're lucky enough to be born in the United States, you can do anything you put your mind to, regardless of the odds, through sheer effort. Yes, I can dunk a basketball. I need to be consistently challenged in order to stay engaged. If I'm the smartest guy in the room, I leave that room and find the one where I'm the dumbest one. I can't stand when people are late. I measure twice and cut once. If I didn't do everything within my power to put a team in a position to succeed, then it's my fault if success isn't achieved and not the fault of my teammates. I control my own destiny - with some divine assistance of course.
- Rotterdam School of Management, MBA (2018 to 2019)
- Texas Tech University, Accounting (2007 to 2012)
From West Texas to the Netherlands, I enjoyed a wide range of unique life experiences to supplement my in-class learning. Originally from Arlington, Texas, I was able to garner valuable perspectives from very diverse groups of people. Whether those perspectives came from rural or small-town residents I befriended at Texas Tech, or from my peers representing 40+ countries at Rotterdam School of Management, I was able to consistently learn from their insights and that profoundly shaped my understanding of the world for the better.
During my time at Texas Tech, I studied abroad in Rome, Italy for the Spring 2011 semester. This was the beginning of my curiosity of the broader world around me. That curiosity never left and ultimately steered me towards choosing to go to Europe for graduate school over Fordham University in New York.
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Notable Professional Experience
- Brown Brothers Harriman, Client Service Supervisor (2022 to Present)
- East End Yovth, Digital Marketing Manager (2021 to 2022)
- Bank of New York Mellon, Senior Operations Accountant (2020)
- Brookfield Asset Management, Senior Fund Accountant (2016 to 2017)
- Blackstone, Financial Analyst (2015 to 2016)
- Brookfield Asset Management, Fund Accountant (2013 to 2015)
- First Capital Bank of Texas, Staff Accountant (2012 to 2013)
My professional journey has seen me go from a small bank within a small town in West Texas, to some of the world's largest investment firms headquartered in New York City, to the creative agency in New York City that I work at today. Throughout each opportunity, I've been fortunate enough to develop excellent relationships with people who were willing to show me the ropes, work with me through my mistakes, and demonstrate what it takes to be the best.
Over the years, I incessantly put in the work on and off the clock to be the best at my position - regardless of the role. That work has manifested itself into the varied, yet highly proficient skillset that I possess today. Whether it's operations, accounting, marketing, sales, process automation, spreadsheet design and optimization, or virtually anything else relevant to a business, I can do it at a qualified level at worst and at an exceptional level at best.
A "jack of all trades" tag gets a bad rep because it typically implies that none of the varied skills a "jack of all trades" possesses are at a high competency level. However, I've been fortunate enough to be taught best practices and habits by the brightest minds at some world-renowned establishments. That, combined with my grit and educational background, has allowed me to sharpen my diverse skillset to a superior level.
Notable International Experience
- French Guiana
- The Bahamas
- Netherlands (2018 - lived in Rotterdam)
- Italy (2011 - lived in Rome)