James H. Lee

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James H. Lee
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Occupation Chairman and CEO
Employer Texas Stock Exchange
Location Dallas, TX
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Website https://www.txse.com/

James H. Lee is an American businessman and investor based in Houston, Texas. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Texas Stock Exchange (TXSE), a private investment firm.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

Lee has over 30 years of experience in the U.S. equity markets, alternative investments, and governance of large public retirement systems and endowments.

He is the managing member of JHL Capital Holdings LLC, a privately held investment group with interests in operating businesses, hedge funds, private equity, real estate, and other investments.

Lee previously co-founded one of the largest electronic trading firms in the U.S., regularly transacting over 10% of Nasdaq's daily volume. He also co-built a trading technology company that developed an early smart order routing technology to connect investors and U.S. equity trading centers.[4]

In his early career, Lee worked in mergers and acquisitions at First Boston and Lehman Brothers.

Governance and Philanthropy[edit]

Lee has served in various governance roles, including:

  • Chairman of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas[5]
  • Commissioner on the Texas Sunset Commission
  • Member of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission
  • Member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Member of the Texas Finance Commission
  • Member of the Texas Growth Fund

He is currently the president of the Houston Symphony Endowment.

Lee established the James H. Lee Endowed Presidential Scholarship at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business, where he earned his MBA and BBA degrees. He was the youngest person to establish an endowed presidential scholarship at the university. Lee is also the chairman of the Jim & Amy Lee Family Fund and serves as a director on the Memorial Villages Police Foundation.

Education and Certifications[edit]

  • MBA and BBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business
  • Graduate of the London Business School's Finance Executive Programmes, with a specialization in hedge funds
  • Holds multiple FINRA licenses and certifications

Awards and Recognition[edit]

Former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

References[edit]

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