James is responsible for the firm’s finance, accounting, tax, human resources, information systems and operational functions. Based on his prior experience as a public company CFO and Controller, he also serves as a resource for ABS Capital’s portfolio company CFOs with respect to finance, accounting and tax matters.
James is actively involved in accounting, regulatory and tax issues affecting the private equity industry and its portfolio companies. He is a member of the National Venture Capital Association CFO Task Force, on the board of the Washington Chapter of the Private Equity CFO Association, and is a frequent panelist at private equity industry conferences.
Before joining ABS Capital in 2003, James was Executive Vice President and CFO at SITEL Corporation, where he was responsible for the finance, treasury, risk management, accounting and tax functions. In addition to his CFO duties, James served on the Executive Committee of SITEL which was responsible for managing business units operating in 20 countries. Prior to SITEL, he worked at Alex. Brown Incorporated and KPMG.