Jim is an Operating Partner of VCP. In 2010, Jim co-founded VCP’s JV partner, GI Capital Management, based in Tokyo and currently serves as its CEO and Managing Partner. Previously, Jim was a Managing Director and co-head of the Equities Division for Deutsche Bank Japan. Before joining Deutsche Bank Japan, Jim spent four years at UBS Japan managing the Japanese equities sales business as the Managing Director. He also worked for Goldman Sachs for 13 years, both in Japan and in the U.S., managing the Japanese cash equity business as a Managing Director. Jim also spent two years working for The Bank of Tokyo Ltd. in New York. Jim received a BA in International Relations from Tufts University in 1984, and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1988.