James W. Van Heuit is a Senior Vice President and a consultant in the Capital Markets Research group. He is responsible for assisting clients with their strategic investment planning, conducting asset allocation studies, developing optimal investment manager structures, and providing custom research on a variety of investment topics. Jim speaks regularly at both the "Callan College" and the Callan Institute. Jim is a shareholder of the firm.
Jim was originally with Callan in the Capital Markets Research group from 1989 to 1997 and returned in 2001. From 2001 through 2004, he was a general consultant in the San Francisco office. From 1997 to 2001 Jim was with consulting firms Watson Wyatt and R.V. Kuhns.
Prior to joining Callan in 1989, Jim participated in the Ph.D. program in Economics at the University of Michigan where he studied microeconomics and international economics. Jim's previous experience includes four years as an independent consulting engineer and two years as a design engineer for Ford Aerospace and Communications Corp.
He earned an MA in Economics from the University of Michigan and received a BA in Economics from California State University at Sacramento. He also earned a BS in Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering from the University of California, Davis.