James E. Ross

Executive Vice President

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Jim Ross

Jim Ross is an executive vice president of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), global head of SSGA's SPDR Exchange Traded Funds Business and head of Intermediary Distribution in the United States. He is also chairman of SSgA Funds Management, Inc. (SSGA FM).

Mr. Ross is responsible for all aspects of SSGA's SPDR ETF business globally. He has extensive history with Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and is frequently quoted in the press regarding ETFs. Mr. Ross also serves as chairman of the Investment Company Institute's Exchange-Traded Funds Committee.

As head of US intermediary distribution, he is responsible for overseeing SSGA's sales and relationship management efforts with clients in the private wealth management, national broker-dealer and premier private client segments.

In addition, Mr. Ross is a member of SSGA's North American and Global Product Committees.
Prior to joining State Street in 1992, he was employed by Ernst & Young as a senior accountant, responsible for auditing investment companies and insurance companies.

Mr. Ross holds a bachelor's degree in accountancy from Bentley College and has passed the Certified Public Accountancy examination in Massachusetts.