James L. Holmes, Jr.

Jim Holmes founded Sentinel knowing that structured, measurable, and smart processes drive results. With over 20 years of professional experience in positions including Controller, Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Operations, and Chief Operating Officer at companies in the United States and abroad, Jim possesses the industry insight required to help clients protect investments, assets, and businesses.

As the managing partner at Sentinel, Jim oversees client and business operations and has led the company’s expansion throughout the Carolinas. Jim’s current client portfolio includes operating companies, professional liability, complex casualty, commercial real estate, income properties, and growth companies.

A Johnston County native, Jim is a big believer in building communities. He is currently serving his second term with the UNC System as a member of the Board of Governors, where he chairs the Committee on Budget and Finance.


North Carolina State University
Bachelor’s in Business

Guilford College
Certificate of Accounting

Boards & Memberships

Community Involvement
Chair of the Committee on Budget and Finance, University of North Carolina Board of Governors
LC Industries