Career Opportunities

Creative problem solving. Innovative thinking. A commitment to client service. If that sounds like you, HJ Sims provides the opportunity to make a difference.

Find Your Career at HJ Sims

Whether you join us as a banker, trader, advisor, credit analyst or underwriter, you’ll find a working environment that encourages collaboration, innovation and excellence.

As one of America’s esteemed financial firms, HJ Sims is built on teamwork, diversity and mutual respect. We do our homework, talk straight and work with our clients to achieve their financial goals.

At HJ Sims, you are a part of a culture that fosters original thinking and a willingness to challenge the status quo. Our clients expect no less.

Our Workplace Culture

As a full-service financial services firm delivering innovative solutions for all clients, HJ Sims promotes a healthy, positive and supportive workplace.

This includes providing educational and training opportunities, compassionate benefit programs, and professional growth and development. Our goal is to provide our employees with the necessary tools and resources to contribute to our growth and success in a meaningful way.

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HJ Sims is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ancestry, marital status, being a party to a civil union, handicap or disabilities or perception of disabilities, political activity, or other protected class status.  At HJ Sims, equal employment is not only a legal principle; it is a moral commitment as well.


From my earliest years as a senior living investment banker, despite working with a competitor firm, I noted and respected HJ Sims as an innovator and driving force in shaping senior living finance. These characteristics, underlying the commitment to creative solutions that enable clients to achieve fulfillment of their missions serving seniors, remain foundational in today’s dynamic environment. I’m honored to be a part of the HJ Sims team, working with a talented group of colleagues, employing an exceptional and unique approach to the provision of investment banking services. As importantly, in my six-plus years with the firm, I’ve come to appreciate an equally important dimension to the firm – that of its culture and particularly the value placed on people across-the-board – firm employees, clients and business partners. While an intangible, this characteristic, coupled with innovation and dedication to identifying and implementing the “Right” financing solution for clients, is what exemplifies HJ Sims, for all of those with whom it engages. It is a special place to work and advance a career.

Jim Bodine
Investment Banking

I was drawn to HJ Sims because of the firm’s culture—one of integrity, healthy collaboration and spirited teamwork. My clients, several of whom have been with me for many years, are mission-based, and value doing the right thing. I, too, believe in these vital qualities, traits that are shared at HJ Sims.

Lynn Daly
Investment Banking

What I appreciate about HJ Sims is the balance between the entrepreneurial spirit of the firm and the guidance, support and platforms provided that enable me to succeed in serving my clients’ best interests. At the heart of my business is the client and their needs; at HJ Sims I am empowered to provide individualized, tangible advice—guidance that is unique as each client.

Cliff Edelmann 
Private Wealth Management

Education is the best investment; HJ Sims provides the ongoing comprehensive guidance that I need to offer my clients world-class service in this ever-changing marketplace.

Steven Cho
Private Wealth Management

I had represented HJ Sims for years as their counsel and was able to witness firsthand the firm’s ‘client-first’ ethos in action. As I was talking with Gen Freda, she said to me (in respect of her then 60+ years of service to HJ Sims), ‘Melissa, when you enjoy what you do and you have the chance to work with such a great group of people, that’s the rainbow.’ It’s so true. I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of such a great team at HJ Sims.” expectations.

Melissa Messina
Investment Banking

I had no preconceived notions about HJ Sims, and I based my decision to join on a shared set of beliefs and principles. For example, one of my philosophies is ‘honesty is always the best policy,’ a value that I apply to my business. It brings me great joy when the proverbial light bulbs of board members are illuminated, and they are empowered to make the best decision, based on clear understanding of all their options.’ This is the same sentiment I felt when I made the career choice to join HJ Sims.”

Tom Bowden
Investment Banking

Our Human Resources Team

Our HR contributes to making HJ Sims a great place to work through compassionate benefit programs, employee recognition, career path coaching, training and development.

Lauren Finkbeiner

Fairfield, CT
(203) 418-9028

Lauren’s focus is simple: making HJ Sims a great place to work through compassionate benefit programs, employee recognition, career path coaching, training and development.

With a career that spans several industries, including architecture and public relations, Lauren served as the HR Manager for the New York office for Perkins + Will, an award-winning global design firm with more than 2,000 employees.

Lauren graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in Communications, and holds a Human Resources Management Certificate from Cornell University.

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