James Lugo is a Retirement Plan Advisor for IMA Wealth, Inc. in our California location. He has 20 years of experience in both the wholesale and retail sides of the retirement plan industry. Prior to joining IMA Wealth, James served as Regional V.P. for Nationwide’s 401(k) & 403(b) Platforms. . This background provides him the ability to help plan sponsors meet their plan objectives, fiduciary responsibilities, investment selection, ongoing monitoring, and due diligence. He is passionate about helping employees become engaged and educated about their retirement plan program to help them better prepare for and live in retirement.
James graduated from Cal State Northridge with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance. He has earned several designations including the Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS®) from the College for Finance Planning in 2008, the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) from the Center for Fiduciary Studies in 2020 and the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA®) from National Association of Plan Advisors in 2020. James holds the FINRA Series 6, and State registrations 63 and 65. James holds the following lines of authority in the state of California: Accident & Health, Life, Variable Life and Annuity Products.