Anissa Mitrano ’89SVC, ’91Ed
and James J. Shannon ’87CBA
James J. Shannon is Chief Operating Officer and a founding partner of Indus Capital Partners, where he was initially the Head of Trading. Prior to Indus, he was at Soros Fund Management where he traded Asian equities real time from New York City. Prior to joining Soros in 1996, Jim was at GE Investments from 1989 where he headed up international equity trading for pension, mutual funds and customer accounts. While at GE, Jim also held positions as domestic equities trader and manager of GE's Trading Support Group. Prior to GE, he worked at Chase Bank where he was the trust administrator responsible for the GE relationship. Shannon began his career in 1986 working in Trade Clearing and Customer Operations at Wagner Stott Clearing Corp. Jim currently serves as member of the School Board of Archbishop Molloy High School and of the Board of Trustees as St. John’s University. He graduated from St. John’s College of Business Administration in 1987.
Anissa Mitrano Shannon has a passion for children and teaching. Prior to leaving the teaching field to care for their three children, Anissa was an elementary school teacher at Eagle Hill School in Greenwich, Connecticut. Before moving to Connecticut with Jim, she taught grades 3-5 at St. Nicholas Elementary School in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Aside from teaching she has held positions in heading the Language Arts and Reading department, and was an active member of helping the school getting Middle State Accredited. Anissa received her associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from St. John’s in 1989. She then received a bachelor of science in Elementary Education from St. John’s in 1991 before pursuing graduate education at Fordham University where she graduated with a master’s in education in 1994.
Jim met Anissa while she was still attending St. John’s. They have three children and have been happily married for over 22 years. The happy couple have made the Vincentian values an avid part of their life and devote much of their time to giving to those in need. Jim and Anissa have spent much of their time cooking, serving and providing food at the Manna House in Norwalk and they have been very active and supportive members of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic church. Jim has also been committed to helping Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC as well as launching family scholarships at both Archbishop Molloy High School and St. John’s University. Anissa has also given of her time as a Girl Scouts Leader and was an active member in Relay for Life. Additionally, she was part of the Family & Children’s Agency Fundraising committee and a grant writer for Fairfield County Fund for Women and Girls. Today, Jim, Anissa and their three children reside at their home in Wilton, Connecticut.