James E. Bashaw

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

James E. “JEB” Bashaw is a fourth generation Texan who has been in the financial services business since 1983. Mr. Bashaw started his career with Merrill Lynch as a trainee, has been a partner in two NYSE firms and opened his own firm eponymously named in 2001. Mr. Bashaw is active in his community where he currently serves on the Board of Directors of John XXIII Catholic High School in Katy, Texas, Past Chairman of the Board and board member of Catholic Charities, Chairman of the Investment Committee and Board member for the Catholic Endowment Foundation of Galveston-Houston, the investment committee and Board Member of the Christus Foundation and several others. He is a committeeman for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and active fundraiser for the Huntington Disease Society of America. Mr. Bashaw has received numerous industry awards including finalist for Manager of the Year in 2009, Barron’s top advisor in Texas in 2011, Finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year in 2012, TOP 100 University of Houston alumnus owned businesses in 2014 and was named Alumnus of the Year and presented the Ignatian Award for his alma mater, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in January of 2015.

Additionally, Mr. Bashaw was named by Pope John Paul II as a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, by Pope Benedict as a Knight of Magistral Grace in the Order of Malta, and was named a Knight of the International Order of St. Hubertus.

Mr. Bashaw is married and he and his wife, Laurel,have a combined four children, two wonderful bonus children, two horses, two dogs, and one cat.He enjoys hunting, fishing and travel.

Phone 713-552-0505