Jim currently sits on the boards of ATB and Topaz Energy. In 1993 he co-founded FirstEnergy Capital Corp. which subsequently became the largest independent investment bank in the Canadian energy sector. In 2016 FirstEnergy was sold to GMP Securities. In 2018 Jim was inducted into the IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame. Jim has also won many awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Governor General of Canada. He has been a member of numerous boards for both business and charitable organizations over his career.