“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”
– Steve Jobs
Jim joined the team at Volition in 2014 and is responsible for evaluating and executing new investment opportunities in transactional Internet applications and assisting with current portfolio operations.
PRIOR EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
Prior to joining Volition Capital, Jim interned at a mid-sized private equity firm, Gridiron Capital, as a summer analyst. He also interned at Pyramis Global Advisors in the Treasury Department for Alternative Investments.
Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Providence College in 2014.
FUN FACTS About Jim
- Jim enjoys fishing for striped bass off of Block Island, RI. (He claims nothing tastes better than fresh fish caught yourself).
- When not fishing, he can be found on the beach every weekend in the summer.
- He’s a diehard Boston sports fan. It’s on his bucket list is to visit every MLB stadium.
- Jim loves traveling and trying local delicacies. His favorite country so far is Malta.
“I view investing as a true partnership and not a business transaction. Because of that, I spend the majority of my time on the road meeting entrepreneurs in-person and discussing how Volition can be a value-add partner.”
“All startups have their unique challenges that I strive to understand and come up with tailored solutions to ensure Founders can realize their ambitions.”
Jim has investment experience on the following Volition Portfolio companies:
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