James L. Marshall, Jr. has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years. He started his career with Merrill Lynch back in 1988 as a stockbroker trainee and then moved to Washington, DC to work for New York Life, where he began to realize the importance of educating the community about comprehensive wealth building. As a part of his commitment to teaching kids in the DC public school system about money, James developed the Mini Moguls financial comic book series. This series is now a book on lessons in money management for kids used in schools, after school programs and summer camps.
James converted these early years of training into a successful 9-year career with American Express Financial Advisors before starting Marshall Wealth Management, LLC, a wholly-owned registered investment advisory firm with offices in Louisville and Houston. During this period, he has reached great heights in the industry by qualifying for the Million Dollar Round Table Top of the Table designation, which consists of the top one percent of producing financial services professionals in the world. James says that he has been able to accomplish this level of success by staying committed to educating the community about the wealth-building process. A great example of that education can be found in his books:
Wealth: Unlock the secrets to creating and protecting black family prosperity
A. Fool and his money: The financial education of Anthony Fool
His status in the financial industry has led him to being quoted in several newspapers and magazines, such as the Arizona Republic, Louisville Courier-Journal and Proud Magazine, where he was a contributing columnist; and many more.
A graduate of Western Kentucky University, James continued his involvement by serving on the WKU Foundation Board and the Board of Advisors to the President. His commitment to encouraging more African-Americans to choose a career in the financial services industry has led him to establish the J.L. Marshall Learning and Living Community at Western Kentucky University, Gordon School of Business.