Jim began his career with IBM holding various technology, sales and financial roles. Armed with a strong technology background, he performed a stint as a Director of Information Technology for Petrie Stores. In 1995, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) recruited him and he moved to Switzerland. After building PwCs European technology integration business to 168M USD from scratch, he was admitted as a partner to the PwC firm. In the early part of the new millennium, Mr. Riggio returned to the United States and subsequently joined the UNISYS Corporation as Vice President and General Manager responsible for the telecommunications business in the United States.
In 1998, while still at PwC, Jim founded the Dolder Investment Partnership. The early and on-going success of this endeavor led Jim to decide to focus all his energies on the investment management business. Since 2004, Jim has developed and implemented market neutral, long/short EFT and sector-asset class rotation strategies for Coastal Capital Management, Longboat Key Financial Group and three hedge funds.
Jim runs the Kevlar Trade Alerts service at Capital Discussions.
Jim resides in Delray Beach, FL, with his wife of 23-years, Arlene and their 20-year old daughter, Gabriella. He holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s degree from Brooklyn Polytechnic University, an affiliate of New York University.