Kenneth James has worked as a Research Analyst with Sterne Agee & Leach, Inc., covering small and midcap community banks in the Midwest and Southeast since 2009. Mr. James has over nine years experience covering financials. Mr. James started his career equity research at FTN Financial (2003-2007) covering community banks and also covered banks and specialty finance for Robert W. Baird & Co. (2007-2009). Mr. James graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1999 with a B.S. in economics and finance.