Jim G. Rhodes is a native Texan, born in Wichita Falls. He graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas with a B.B.A. Jim has been in the securities business since 1972, having trained with E.F. Hutton and served as Assistant Manager with Hornblower and Weeks. He went independent in 1979, becoming founder and chairman of Texas Securities from 1981-1986, and founding Rhodes Securities, Inc. in 1987. He has been involved in all aspects of the securities business, from small firm to wire house, full service to discount, and self clearing to fully disclosed. A member of the boards of directors for University Christian Church and Goodwill Industries, Inc., Jim is married with two children.