Lauren M. McDonnell
Phillip T. McDonnell
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Jack R. McDonnell

Jack R. McDonnell

President & Chief Investment Officer

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Jack founded JRM Investment Counsel in 2006 to provide a better value proposition to discerning investors. He serves as President and Chief Investment Officer, with a primary focus on refining the firm’s investment strategies. Jack is an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR), portfolio manager and Chair of the firm’s Investment Committee, which approves individual security selections and asset allocation for firm clients.

Prior to founding the firm, Jack was a private investor, independent consultant and corporate executive. His corporate career includes serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ameritrade, Inc.; Chief Financial Officer of First Data Resources; Managing Director of the Card Services Group of First Data Corporation; and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of FirsTier Financial. Jack has over 40 years of financial services experience.

Jack earned a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from St. Ambrose College in 1975.

Jack is actively involved in the Omaha community and serves or has served on numerous non-profit boards including, Peter Kiewit Institute, American Red Cross, Henry Doorly Zoo, Joslyn Art Museum, Girls Inc, Mid America Council of Boy Scouts, and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Jack has been married to his wife Terri for over 40 years, and they enjoy great wine and traveling together. Jack also enjoys exercising, golfing and spending time with his grandkids.

Jack R. McDonnell

Jack R. McDonnell

President & Chief Investment Officer

Contact Card

Jack founded JRM Investment Counsel in 2006 to provide a better value proposition to discerning investors. He serves as President and Chief Investment Officer, with a primary focus on refining the firm’s investment strategies. Jack is an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR), portfolio manager and Chair of the firm’s Investment Committee, which approves individual security selections and asset allocation for firm clients.

Prior to founding the firm, Jack was a private investor, independent consultant and corporate executive. His corporate career includes serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ameritrade, Inc.; Chief Financial Officer of First Data Resources; Managing Director of the Card Services Group of First Data Corporation; and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of FirsTier Financial. Jack has over 40 years of financial services experience.

Jack earned a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from St. Ambrose College in 1975.

Jack is actively involved in the Omaha community and serves or has served on numerous non-profit boards including, Peter Kiewit Institute, American Red Cross, Henry Doorly Zoo, Joslyn Art Museum, Girls Inc, Mid America Council of Boy Scouts, and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Jack has been married to his wife Terri for over 40 years, and they enjoy great wine and traveling together. Jack also enjoys exercising, golfing and spending time with his grandkids.

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Lauren M. McDonnell
Phillip T. McDonnell