James R. Shirak is a member of Boyd Watterson’s Executive Committee and Real Estate Investment Committee. Prior to joining Boyd Watterson in 2000, Jim was founder and principal of Sterling Asset Management in Cleveland, Ohio. Previously, he held the position of head of fixed income for BP America, Inc.’s Pension Plan and Savings and Investment Plan. Jim also served as director of fixed income for the Investment Centre and head of fixed income for the Pension Plan of Republic Steel and Lincoln National Corp. Jim holds an MBA and a BA from Ohio University. Jim is a member of CFA Society of Cleveland, CFA Institute, and is a past President of the Bond Club of Cleveland.