James Da Silva


James Da Silva is a GW & Wade Principal and VP of Client Development working in the Wellesley office. Jim is responsible for introducing and presenting GW & Wade’s investment management platform and planning services to individuals, families and select institutions. 

Prior to GW & Wade, Jim was a Vice President at Brookwood Securities, an affiliate of Brookwood Financial Partners.  There he was responsible for raising equity capital from a high net worth clientele, family offices and select institutions to be placed in commercial real estate and corporate private equity projects throughout the US. 

Before joining Brookwood, Jim was a trader within the semiconductor distribution industry working with independent distributors and middle market contract manufacturers, with an emphasis on the Scandinavian market.  Prior to this work, Jim designed and operated a geochemical exploration database for Lundin Mining (North Atlantic Natural Resources), a gold and base metal exploration firm in Uppsala, Sweden, after graduating from Salem State College with a degree in geological sciences.

  • General Securities Representative (Series 7)
  • Securities Agent (Series 63)
  • Graduate of Salem State College
  • Founding member, Startup Coalition 
  • Member, MIT Enterprise Forum 
  • Mentor, MIT Enterprise Forum’s Mentor Smart program
  • Member - Storm Trysail Club
  • Former Director, Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED) 
  • Trustee, Sail Salem 
  • Volunteer, KIPP Academy 

Contact Jim - jdasilva@gwwade.com