Jim co-heads the direct investments group. Continuing Robertson Stephens' legacy of connecting investors to great growth companies, his focus is on developing direct investment opportunities in top tier venture-backed companies emerging out of Silicon Valley. Through their unique approach these opportunities are now available to HNW and Family Office investors in a way they have not been before.

Prior to joining Robertson Stephens, Jim was a Managing Director at ROTH Capital Partners where he ran the capital markets and fundraising efforts for companies such as Revel Systems, Smule, Sun Basket, LiquidSpace, Soasta, Allegiance, Gazillion, SellPoints and TaskRabbit.

Prior to ROTH Capital, Jim was a Senior Managing Director at Advanced Equities and headed up the Chicago office raising capital for private technology companies backed by some of the leading venture capital firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, New Enterprise Associates, Benchmark Capital and Sequoia Capital. Jim was directly responsible for the financing of more than a dozen technology companies such as Amyris (NASDAQ: AMRS), Bloom Energy, Turin Networks (Merged with Force 10), Force 10 (acquired by Dell), Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), Raza Microelectronics (acquired by NetLogic), Fisker Automotive, Peregrine Semiconductor (Acquired by Murata Manufacturing Co., LTD), and Suniva.

Jim holds a BA in Business Management from Ripon College. He is registered with Robertson Stephens Securities LLC.

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