Jim has 25+ years of experience with corporate business development, private equity investment, and fund marketing. Prior to joining Beacon Jim was a Partner with JLS Capital Management, LLC which is an investment adviser consisting of certain key members previously with the corporate debt investment team of Blackstone. He is a former Managing Director at Lincoln Vale LLC, a US/European multi-product alternative asset firm. Prior to Lincoln Vale Jim was a founding partner of Northstar Global Partners, a US/European Investment Bank. Jim received his B. A. in Government from Miami University.