James A. Gingrich is the Chief Operating Officer of AB. He was previously CEO and chairman of the Board for AB Bernstein Research Services. Gingrich joined the firm in 1999 as a senior research analyst and served as the firm’s global director of research from 2003 to 2006. Prior to that, he was a partner with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, where he had leadership responsibility for the consumer products and retailing consulting practice in both Latin America and New York. Gingrich holds a BS in operations research and industrial engineering, an M.Eng. in operations research and an MBA, all with distinction, from Cornell University.