Jim Zientara

MBA, CIMA®
Investment Consultant
Financial Planner

Jim Zientara is a native of Whiting Indiana, near Chicago. B.S. in math from Purdue University in 1966. MBA in finance from Indiana University in 1970.

  • In 1970, he joined the Trust Department of the Continental Bank of Chicago.
  • In 1972, he moved to Florida and joined the Trust Department of the Palmer Bank of Sarasota. He was on the Investment Committee of the Florida Bankers' Association.
  • In 1975, Mr. Zientara joined Dean Witter, now Morgan Stanley.
  • In 1989, he received the title of Certified Investment Management Analyst®(CIMA®) through the Wharton School.
  • In 2009, he joined Raymond James Financial Services and opened a branch office on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard just South of State Road 64.
  • In 1990, he joined the Kiwanis Club of Bradenton, Kiwanian of the year in 1999. He is a founder of the Manatee PC Users Group, listed in Who's Who in Finance and Industry, and a member of the Bradenton Country Club.

Married 51 years to Fran, they have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. They enjoy traveling.


Investments & Wealth Institute (The Institute) is the owner of the certification marks ”CIMA,“ and ”Certified Investment Management Analyst.“ Use of CIMA, and/or Certified Investment Management Analyst signifies that the user has successfully completed The Institute's initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management professionals.

Raymond James is not affiliated with the above organizations and/or charitable causes.