Jaime was born and raised in Los Angeles. He went to California State University, Northridge where he studied Accounting and Business. Once out of school he was recruited by AIG where he began his career in financial services. After working for a number of large insurers and financial firms he realized that he most enjoyed working directly with clients and founded Ayuda Financial in 2004. His goal was to provide excellent financial service to the Latino community. He currently lives in Albany with his wife and two children.