Jim Palermo is a Founding Partner at Breton Capital Management, LLC, a special situation private equity investment management firm. Jim began his career as a Financial Analyst and Accountant for the General Motors Corp. and later held Sales Management positions at Dancorp, Inc. He joined Mellon Financial Corporation in 1986, eventually becoming the Chief Executive Officer of the Asset Servicing group, continuing that role when Mellon Financial Corp. became Bank of New York Mellon in 2007. In 2010, Jim became the CEO of Global Client Management at BNY Mellon, responsible for the growth and enterprise-wide strategic partnership development of 900 complex global clients. In the past, Jim has served as the Vice Chairman of BNY Mellon and a member of its Executive Committee, as well as Chairman of BNY Mellon New England. Jim was also a Board of Directors Member for CIBC Mellon, Eagle Investments, ABN AMRO Mellon and the Americas Society. Mr. Palermo also served on the Board of Directors and as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee for the YMCA of Greater Boston.