James F. Kearney III

Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Kearney is the Chief Risk Officer of Wedbush Securities Inc. He leads the Risk and Credit Team and is the Chairman of the Credit and Risk Committee. Mr. Kearney is also a member of the Futures Commission Merchant Executive Management Committee. In his capacity as Chief Risk Officer, Mr. Kearney has team members in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

Mr. Kearney has 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Mr. Kearney has been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade since 1990. He joined Wedbush Securities Inc. in 2014 as Senior Vice President of Risk Management and was appointed Chief Risk Officer in 2015. Mr. Kearney is a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Chief Risk Officer Roundtable. Mr. Kearney graduated from the University of Iowa, College of Business with a Finance degree. He currently holds his Series 3, 7 and 63 securities licenses.