James is Vice President of Venture Capital and Private Equity at First Trust Capital Partners. Prior to his years at First Trust, James served as Vice President at Edison Partners and was Chair of the Edison Director Network. James is actively involved with CEO, Scott Morey, as well as Executive Chair, Dennis Abrahams, on a regular basis. His input on strategy, team building, and value creation is invaluable. James has both a law degree and an MBA, uniquely positioning him to aid in ongoing business decisions, be they strategy or financially focused.