Jess joined First National Capital Markets in 1998. Currently, Jess is the President of First National Capital Markets. Previous roles include Principal of the Institutional Sales team, responsible for the management of institutional fixed income sales, Vice President First National Capital Markets, Associate with First National Capital Markets and relationship banking with First National Bank of Omaha. Jess is a graduate of Doane College in Crete, Nebraska and holds a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to First National, Jess worked in politics in numerous positions in both Nebraska and Washington D.C.
Jess holds the Series 7, 24, 53 and 63 FINRA securities licenses. In addition, he is a graduate of Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania and Nebraska Bankers Association Leadership Program. Jess is active with his wife in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Chaired the 2012 Annual JDRF Gala. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Nebraska State College System.