James R. Helvey III

James R. Helvey III

Partner, Cassia Capital Partners

Mr. Helvey, 60, was appointed to CTG’s Board of Directors in November 2015 and named non-executive Chair of the Board in September 2021. 

Mr. Helvey co-founded Cassia Capital Partners, LLC, a registered investment advisor, in 2011 and has served as a managing partner since its formation. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Helvey was a partner and the Risk Management Officer for CMT Asset Management Limited, a private investment firm. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Helvey was a candidate for the United States Congress in the 5th District of North Carolina. Mr. Helvey served as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Cygnifi Derivatives Services, LLC, an online derivatives services provider, from 2000 to 2002. From 1985 to 2000, Mr. Helvey was employed by J.P. Morgan & Co., serving in a variety of capacities, including as Vice Chair of J.P. Morgan’s Risk Management Committee, Chair of J.P. Morgan’s Liquidity Committee, Global Head of Derivative Counterparty Risk Management, head of the swap derivative trading business in Asia and head of short-term interest rate derivatives and foreign exchange forward trading in Europe.

Mr. Helvey graduated magna cum laude with honors from Wake Forest University. Mr. Helvey was also a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cologne in Germany and received a Master’s degree in international finance and banking from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, where he was an International Fellow. Mr. Helvey is a Director and serves on the Audit Committee of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, a publicly traded and independent bottler of Coca-Cola Company products, Verger Capital Management LLC, Piedmont Federal Savings Bank (Audit Chair), and has also served on the Board of Trustees of Wake Forest University and the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Mr. Helvey was a Director of Pike Corporation, an energy solutions provider, from 2005 to 2014, where he served as Lead Independent Director, Chair of the Audit Committee, and Chair of the Compensation Committee.

Chairman of the Board