James is a Vice President and Head of Business Development at Peterson Partners. Prior to joining Peterson Partners, James was a Director at H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with over $30 billion of equity capital under management. Before working with H.I.G. Capital, James was an Associate at New River Capital Partners, an affiliate of Huizenga Holdings, where he was responsible for Corporate Development. James received a B.S. in Business Administration from The University of Vermont.