James E. Ross

Executive Vice President

James E. Ross

Jim Ross

Jim is an executive vice president of State Street Global Advisors and is chairman of Global SPDR. He also serves as chairman of the board for State Street Global Advisors Funds Management, Inc., State Street Global Advisors’ Registered Investment Advisor, and as chairman and chief executive officer of State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC, State Street Global Advisors’ registered broker dealer.

In these roles, Jim is responsible for leading State Street Global Advisors’ engagement with ETF stakeholders including regulators, mutual fund and ETF Boards of Directors, industry associations, key clients, partners and the media. Jim leads State Street Global Advisors’ positioning on important issues related to ETFs and is responsible for advancing State Street Global Advisors’ long-term ETF strategy and innovation. He has an extensive history with exchange traded funds and is frequently quoted in the media. Jim is responsible for State Street Global Advisors’ Global Funds Management organization and is a member of the State Street Global Advisors’ Executive Management Group as well as State Street Global Advisors’ Global Product Committee. Jim also serves on the Investment Company Institute's Board of Governors and is Chairman of the ICI's Exchange Traded Funds Committee.

Jim serves as a volunteer board member of the Alzheimer Association of MA/NH.

Prior to joining State Street in 1992, he worked for Ernst & Young as a senior accountant, responsible for auditing investment companies and insurance companies. Jim holds a Bachelor's degree in Accountancy from Bentley College.