James (“Jim”) Groenewald is executive vice president of finance and human resources at EQ. Jim brings more than 29 years of business experience to the securities industries. Jim’s business experience has been shaped by strong brands, such as Cargill, General Electric and St. Jude Medical. Most recently, Jim joins EQ from TCF Bank where he was executive vice president and chief finance officer of TCF’s leasing companies.
Jim received his accounting degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1989. In his spare time, Jim enjoys all sports and is passionate about college football. Jim and his family enjoy spending time on Minnesota’s Leech Lake boating and fishing. Jim and his wife Kristin live in Chanhassen, Minnesota, and have four children. They are proud grandparents to one granddaughter.