James R. Lowry
James R. (JR) Lowry is Global Chief Operating Officer at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since joining the firm in 2021. He oversees operations, technology, data governance and architecture, change management and strategic vendor oversight. He is also a member of the Janus Henderson Executive Committee. Prior to this, he held numerous roles with State Street from 2010, including chief administrative officer of Charles River Development, head of global exchange and most recently chief operating officer and interim head of analytics at State Street Alpha, State Street Corporation’s front-to-back investment management platform division. Before State Street, he held senior vice president roles with Fidelity Investments from 2006 and with McKinsey & Company from 1994, where he progressed to partner and a leader in the service operations and telecom practices. JR began his career as an officer in the United States Air Force in 1988, where he advanced to the rank of captain.
JR received a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Duke University, graduating summa cum laude, a master of science in electrical engineering from Northeastern University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He serves on advisory boards for FinTech Sandbox and Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art. He has 27 years of global industry experience.