A Firm Built for Clients
As founder and managing director, Jim Denholm created IronBridge to assist clients on their paths to success. Every aspect of IronBridge was developed with a client-first mindset, including financial planning, portfolio management, risk mitigation, customer service and innovative fee structures.
Recognized as an Industry Leader
Jim has earned numerous awards for helping clients pursue their financial goals. Prior to founding IronBridge, Jim was a Senior Vice President with Wells Fargo Wealth Management, where he managed customized portfolios for high net worth clients. His knowledge and diligence earned him recognition as a Wells Fargo Premier Advisor for each of the past 10 years and a nomination as a Barron’s Top 1000 Advisor.
Before joining Wells Fargo Advisors in 2005, Jim was Senior Vice President at JPMorganChase as a Wealth Advisor. He began his career as a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Jim has been trading stocks since 1997, and has been advising clients on investment strategies since 2001.
Unique and Distinguished Educational Background
Jim brings a unique and distinguishing educational background to his client relationships. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, providing a strong analytical basis for investment management and planning.
In addition to his engineering degree, Jim is furthering his education in portfolio management by pursuing advanced certifications in globally recognized, graduate level programs that provides a strong foundation of investment analysis and portfolio management skills. These designations emphasize the highest ethical and professional standards.
Commitment to Service
Jim’s commitment to service also carries over to his involvement with the local Austin community. He currently serves on the board of the Austin Symphony and the Dell Medical Children’s Trust. He has previously served on the boards of the United Way Financial Stability Council and the Downtown Austin YMCA.
The Amarillo native and his wife, Melanie, live in Westlake with their two sons, Mac and Patrick, and two very large Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs. They enjoy what Austin has to offer, including live music, spending time on Lake Austin, and trying new restaurants. Away from the office, Jim is an avid golfer and enjoys Texas Longhorns sports.