James Jaeger is the U.S. Senior Partner for Deloitte Tax LLP. Based in Los Angeles, Mr. Jaeger serves both National and regional clients, as well as works closely with the U.S. Tax CEO in leading a portfolio of National strategic initiatives.
Mr. Jaeger has been with Deloitte for over 29 years, and has previously served as the U.S. National Managing Partner for Talent, Deputy National Tax Managing Partner, Clients & Markets, Deputy National Tax Managing Partner, Tax Service Lines, Regional Tax Managing Partner, Pacific Southwest, Office Tax Managing Partner, Orange County.
In previous roles, Mr. Jaeger served on the Operating Committee for the Deloitte U.S. Firms, the Americas Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors for the Deloitte Foundation. Mr. Jaeger has also served on the U.S. Firms Nominating Committee (2006 and 2001).
Mr. Jaeger is passionate about client service, principle centered leadership, and the development of leadership capabilities in Deloitte professionals. Over the years, he has served as a Dean/ Instructor at several National training seminars.
Mr. Jaeger is actively involved with the Deloitte U.S. Firms relationship with a number of strategic universities including Georgetown University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Southern California (USC). He serves on the Business School Advisory Boards at Notre Dame and USC. Mr. Jaeger was recognized as Alumnus of the Year by Notre Dame’s Department of Accountancy in 2011.
Mr. Jaeger is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an active license in the state of California. He is also a member of the AICPA and the California Society of CPAs.
Born in Iowa City, Iowa, Mr. Jaeger is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Mr. Jaeger currently resides in Laguna Beach, California, with his wife, Michelle and their three daughters, Madeline, Claire Rose and Bailey.