James J. DeFrancesco, Jr.

James J. DeFrancesco, Jr.

James J. DeFrancesco, Jr.

James J. DeFrancesco (Jim) was born in the Fair Ha­ven section of New Haven where he attended St. Rose Parochial School before completing his secondary education at Notre Dame High School.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Quinnipiac University where he graduated with honors, was named to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities and was elected to the National Business Honor Society.

He began his career in business with a multi-national company serving in various management positions throughout New England before returning to Connecticut and entering the banking industry where he held a variety of senior management positions with local and regional banks in the New Haven area.

Leaving the industry after nearly 20 years he went on to manage a family owned small business for an additional 12 years. Prior to his retirement he worked as a consultant in the Financial arena for a variety of companies in New Haven, Hartford and Fairfield counties.

Throughout his career he was active in various civic and charitable organizations including the Board of Directors of the New Haven and Hamden Chambers of Commerce, American Cancer Society, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Notre Dame High School, Quinnipiac University Alumni Association, and numerous others. Jim and his wife Laurie live in Hamden.