Principal, Hynes Capital Resources
Jim Hynes is a telecom pioneer and avid supporter of educational initiatives in the Sound Shore area and beyond.
He has been active in Iona College affairs since his graduation in 1969, having taken leadership roles in raising funds and in generously giving to all of Iona’s needs. Jim was a Director of the Alumni Association throughout the 80’s culminating in a two-year term as President. He joined the college’s legal Board of Trustees in 1996 and continues to actively serve in the position of Chairman of the Board. In 2006, the Hynes Athletics Center on the Iona campus was dedicated in recognition of his leadership support to the college’s capital campaign.
Prior to running his own investment company, Mr. Hynes served as as Group Managing Director at Fidelity Ventures for a decade. At Fidelity, he focused on the areas of Telecommunications and Technology and helped his group achieve some of the most outstanding returns in the venture business.
In operating roles, Mr. Hynes co-founded and directed the establishment of COLT Telecommunications, the first competitive telecom company in Europe. Also in the area of local and long haul telecom services, he personally directed the establishment and served as Chairman of MetroRED Telecom in South America and Mexico, as well as KVH Telecom in Tokyo.
In early 2003, he co-founded Inteliquent (IQNT), formerly Neutral Tandem, Inc. (NTI), to address the only remaining monopoly provided service in the U.S. telecom market. He served as CEO until the company’s IPO in 2006 and remains Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Hynes holds a BA and Doctorate (Honorary) from Iona and has an MBA from Adelphi University. He is also on the North American Board of the SMURFIT Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin in Ireland. Mr. Hynes is also a Trustee of Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. He resides in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife, Anne Marie.