Jim is currently President of Setcom Corporation, a leading niche manufacturer of communication equipment for public safety and industrial applications. Previously he was Managing Director of Pinnacle Peak Capital Partners (PPCP) where he focused on small buyouts in profitable niche manufacturers, business-to-business service providers, and specialty publishing companies.
Previously, Jim was a Principal at JP Morgan Partners (JPMP) and focused on investing in early- to mid-stage software companies out of the firm's San Francisco office, and was one of the original three investment professionals doing technology investing at JPMP's predecessor Chase Capital Partners (CCP). He started at CCP in 1998 in the firm's headquarters in New York.
Before JPMP, Jim was a Consultant with Gemini Consulting in San Francisco and in Melbourne, Australia, where he focused on the telecommunications industry. He also worked in ABN AMRO's Latin American Telecom Finance and Advisory Group in Miami where he provided project financing for wireless service providers in Latin America. He started his career as an Assistant Production Manager at Aragon Limited in Bangkok, Thailand.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Jim holds a BS, Phi Beta Kappa, and an MS in industrial engineering from Stanford University and an MBA, Director's List Honors, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Jim is a member of Fellows Class 4 and served his fellowship under mentors Bob Greene and Mitchell Blutt at JP Morgan Partners (previously Chase Capital Partners) in New York City and San Francisco.