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Liam Doherty  James

Liam Doherty James

Assistant Vice President | Head of Operations

Liam is an accomplished professional with a wealth of experience in operational business development, boasting a proven track record of success within the financial services industry. Joining Hawkins Laakso (HL) in 2020, Liam has consistently demonstrated his capabilities, having held every operational role at the firm. His journey has culminated in his current position as the Assistant Vice President and Head of Operations, where he is dedicated to ensuring that the firm operates with maximum efficiency, effectiveness, and scalability.

In 2023, Liam achieved a significant academic milestone by earning his BBA degree in Finance, marking the beginning of an exciting new chapter in his educational journey. He has embarked on his MBA pursuit with a Graduate Certificate in Investment Management at the University of Houston-Downtown. Liam’s academic pursuit will continue to expand his knowledge and expertise, staying at the forefront of industry trends.

Liam's professional development is further supported by his licensure in Life and Health Insurance in Texas. Additionally, he has successfully completed the rigorous FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 examinations, showcasing his comprehensive understanding of regulatory standards and investment principles.

A proud Houstonian, born and raise, Liam is actively involved with the Houston Human Society and supports various philanthropic initiatives alike. At home, he finds unwavering support from his girlfriend Gabby and their beloved dog, Blu.