James G. Gould



Founded Alesco in 2000


Founded Alesco in 2000

Jim is the founder and President of Alesco Advisors LLC and brings over 30 years of investment advisory experience to his role as leader of the firm. In addition to his leadership responsibilities, Jim is actively involved in business development and client service at Alesco. Prior to founding the firm, Jim was President of Clover Capital Management, Inc., a Rochester, NY-based investment advisor.

Earlier in his career, Jim worked as a financial analyst at Xerox, an audit and tax accountant at Peat, Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG), and was a large systems sales representative for IBM.


  • BBA Accounting, St. Bonaventure University
  • Master’s Degree Accounting, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Certified Public Accountant

Community Involvement

Jim currently serves or has served on numerous not-for-profit boards, has been an active volunteer for many community events, and coached Little League softball and CYO basketball for a dozen years.

Jim serves on the boards of Blackbox Biometrics, Inc., and RT Solutions LLC, two Rochester-based and privately-owned organizations. In addition, he served as Director of Anaren, Inc., a public company headquartered in Syracuse, NY.


  • 2018: Inducted into the Rochester Business Hall of Fame
  • 2010: William “Stax” McCarthy Alumnus of the Year, St. Bonaventure University
  • 2008: Martin F. Birmingham Leader in Philanthropy Award, St. Ann’s Community
  • 2008: Gaudete Medal Recipient, St. Bonaventure University
  • 1997: 40 Under 40 Recipient, Rochester Business Journal

Personal Life

Jim and his wife Ann reside in Pittsford, NY. They have four adult daughters and an ever-growing number of grandchildren.