James has 15 years experience working with businesses and entrepreneurs in private investment, financial advisory and strategic planning capacities. As Vice President, Investments, James leads all aspects of the private equity deal process with a focus on Western Canada. Throughout his career, James has led or participated in $300 million of mergers and acquisition activity including buy-side, sell-side and capital raising initiatives. Prior to joining Equicapita, James worked with Stuart Olson Construction in the areas of corporate development and strategy. Prior thereto, he worked with Deloitte LLP on public and private business clients in the energy, mining, utilities and construction sectors. James is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (2009), Chartered Business Valuator (2013) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary (2007).