InvestCloud Appoints James Young as Chief Information Officer

InvestCloud, a global wealth management software company, has announced the appointment of James Young as its Chief Information Officer (CIO), responsible for the company’s technology strategy, product development, and operations.

In addition to his role as CIO for InvestCloud, Young will also be appointed as a Senior Advisor of Motive Partners (Motive), a specialist financial technology private equity firm invested in InvestCloud.

Young brings extensive experience in digital technology innovation within the banking and wealth management industry sectors to his new role at InvestCloud. He spent over thirty years in senior technology roles at JPMorgan Chase in London, Paris, Geneva, Hong Kong, and most recently in New York as the Deputy CIO of the Corporate and Investment Bank. Prior to this, he was JPMorgan Chase’s CIO for Asia Pacific.

“James has extensive experience in wealth management technology as well as significant familiarity with the InvestCloud platform, I am very pleased to have him on board to lead InvestCloud into its next era of product and technology innovation,” said Richard Lumb, Interim Chief Executive Officer of InvestCloud. “James has been a central figure within JPMorgan’s technology organization, and we are looking forward to his deep-rooted guidance in high quality software delivery, as well as his expertise in running mission critical operations.”

Young started his career with JPMorgan in London as a software engineer in the expanding fixed-income sales and trading division and went on to run global development teams. Young was subsequently appointed to Global CIO for Wealth Management and later expanded that role to include Head of Wealth Management Operations and Head of Product and Platform.

Young has extensive experience in the technology space, running both the wholesale and consumer digital technology groups within JPMorgan Chase. Within the Corporate and Investment Bank, he ran the wholesale client digital platform, J.P. Morgan Access. He subsequently moved to the consumer business as the CIO of Digital, where he was responsible for modernizing the digital platform, including and Chase Mobile. Under Mr. Young’s leadership, digital payments grew substantially, including through the integrations of ApplePay, RTP, and PTP.

Prior to his career at JPMorgan Chase, Young held various design engineering positions in the defense and industrial sectors. He earned a BEng (Hons) and a MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bradford.