Jim spent 15 years as a growth equity investor prior to co-founding Silversmith Capital Partners. Jim joined Spectrum Equity, a private equity firm with $5.7 billion under management across seven funds, in 2002 and became a Managing Director in 2009. Jim focused on growth equity investments in the healthcare and technology sectors, with a particular emphasis on SaaS, information services, and healthcare IT. Prior to Spectrum Equity, Jim was an associate at @Ventures from 1999-2002 and an analyst at Citizens Capital from 1997-1999. Jim first worked with his partner Todd MacLean at Summit Partners in 1996.
At Spectrum Equity, Jim served on the board of numerous companies, including Extreme Reach, MedHOK (acquired by Hearst), Net Health (Chairman of the Board), and Passport Health Communications (acquired by Experian), among others. Jim received an AB, magna cum laude, in English & American Literature from Harvard College. At Harvard he was nominated by the College for a Rhodes Scholarship and awarded the John P. Reardon Jr. Award as the class’ most outstanding scholar-athlete.
Jim lives with his family in Boston. Since 1997, he has served on the Advisory Board of the Harvard Varsity Club.