Jaime "Jim" Mosquera was born in Panama City, Panama. He spent his formative years in Panama City and St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated near the top of his class from the University of Missouri-Columbia with Masters and Bachelors degrees in Industrial Engineering. His Master's thesis focused on Operations Research and computer simulation of real-world systems ranging from vehicular traffic to hospitals.
After college, he entered the world of telecommunications. He served in a variety of roles including engineering, sales, sales support, product development, and training. In 2004, he received a patent for a software application he developed with a colleague.
He furthered his education by successfully completing the requirements for a Series 3 license (Commodity Trading Advisor). Mr. Mosquera actively traded commodities and developed proprietary software programs used in options and futures trading.