Jim Laird is the Chief Data Officer at Espresso. He is a 20-year finance veteran, having previously been an equity research analyst covering TMT at Gordon Capital and HSBC Securities. He also ran a top-quartile performing venture capital fund with Covington Capital and successfully ran and sold a 60-person entertainment software company. Throughout his career, Jim has been known for his quantitative bent. He has brought that expertise with him to Espresso, where he has developed underwriting and credit analysis systems since 2013. He holds CFA, CPA, and CMA designations.