As the managing director of an investment firm in St. Louis, James Giaicin oversees all structured finance and asset management solutions for insurance companies. Before relocating to St. Louis, James Giaicin worked as a principal of an investment firm in New York. He is also a decorated professional hockey player and coach at the junior, prep school, collegiate, and international levels, and was inducted into the St. Louis Amateur Hockey Hall of Fame in 2019.
The Hall of Fame was created to recognize the hockey pioneers in the city as well as those who support, promote and broaden the reach of amateur hockey in the St. Louis region. It also honors those who have dedicated time and effort to the sport and are living and exhibiting the values of leadership, fairness, sportsmanship, and integrity. Eligibility includes players, managers, referees, and organizers.
The Hall’s board members nominate candidates, while non-board members are required to submit their nominations in writing in line with the format and criteria set by the board. However, no individual or group can be nominated for more than three consecutive years. Nominees failing to win Hall status in the three years are barred from nominations for the following two years.
For selection, the nominee must receive an affirmative vote from at least three-fourths of the board members. All inductee votes are final and not subject to appeal. However, the board members should disclose any relations with the nominee beforehand, like bloodline, marriage, workmate, or business partner.