James is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Pleasant Bay Capital Partners (“PBCP”) and has over 25 years of private equity experience. In 2012, James teamed up with Covington Associates to form PBCP, a private equity firm focused on working with family offices, high-net-worth individuals, and institutional investors in the acquisition, growth, and recapitalization of lower middle market companies.
Prior to Pleasant Bay Capital Partners, James was a Co-Founder and General Partner of Ticonderoga Capital Inc., an investment firm that managed three funds with total committed capital of over $250 Million. As a General Partner, he focused on equity and subordinated debt investments in healthcare, business services, and software companies. Throughout his career, James has been an active Board member in many companies and has assisted portfolio companies in management recruitment, strategic and operational issues, raising equity and debt financings, identification and due diligence on acquisition targets, and sale/merger/IPO discussions.
Prior to Ticonderoga, James worked at Dillon Read & Co.’s venture capital group making growth equity investments for its fund. He worked previously with TA Associates where he focused on management buyouts, recapitalizations, and minority growth capital investments of lower middle market technology and service-related businesses. Prior to TA Associates, he was employed by APM Inc., where he specialized in strategic and operational consulting to hospitals and managed care companies.
James received a B.A. in Economics and Organizational Behavior & Management, with Honors, from Brown University.