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|James Sands Jr.
Date of Birth: May 24, 1963
Department: Development, eSpeed
Position: Strategic Development Engineer
Anyone who knew Jim will always remember him for being a “nice guy”, who always had a smile on his face. He was an intelligent, handsome, caring person with a great sense of humor
A lifelong resident of Brick, New Jersey, Jim graduated from Brick High School in 1981 and Monmouth University in 1985. He met his wife Jennifer in 1995, and they were married on May 4, 1996. They continued to live in Brick, and Jim commuted 2 hours to work everyday. He was a devoted son to his mother Geraldine; and a loving brother to Cindy, John, and Loree.
Jim had only been employed with eSpeed since December 2000. He was hired to design and implement the second-generation architecture for trading engines. He previously worked for Optimark Technologies in Jersey City, and was a leading developer of trading system technology.
Jim’s true passion, however, was scuba diving and underwater photography. He was an advanced level diver, who never missed an opportunity to explore marine life in the underwater depths of Caribbean, and capture its beauty on film. He and Jennifer would frequently visit Grand Cayman and Bonaire. Jim was working toward becoming a Divemaster and Scuba Instructor, and the couple planned on eventually retiring from their fast-paced professions to start a new diving career in Grand Cayman.
Jim also enjoyed other activities such as golf, biking, music, restaurants, Broadway shows, the NY Giants, and spending time with his family.
He will live in our hearts forever.