Jim grew up an hour outside of Boston in Cumberland, RI. He attended Providence College to study Finance, where he graduated top of his business school class while working three jobs as a tutor, in the mailroom, and as vice president of the intramural athletic board, and playing as many intramurals that fit into his schedule. At Providence College he was chosen to be in a small group to actively manage a portion of the college’s endowment in public equities, which sparked his interest in investing. While covering the consumer discretionary sector, his team outperformed industry benchmarks as he began to develop a foundation for identifying and analyzing potential investments.
While in college Jim interned at Gridiron Capital, a private equity firm focused on acquiring and building middle-market businesses.
"At Gridiron I realized I wanted a career in private equity because unlike public markets, there is a hands-on attitude in helping management teams solve complex problems. The relationship built with the founders and management team is exciting and I feel this human interaction was lacking for me in the public markets."
Jim also interned for Pyramis Global Advisors, a subsidiary of Fidelity Investments, in the Treasury Department for Alternative Investments, which gave him a deeper understanding and analysis of both private and public investment opportunities.
After graduating from Providence College, Jim joined the Volition team in 2014.
In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, cooking, and rooting for Boston sports teams.