Jim joined AMA in 2001. At AMA, he has been actively engaged in the firm’s principal investing activities as well as M&A and restructuring efforts.
Jim led AMA’s efforts in the restructurings of CMA CGM, TMT, Eitzen Chemical, Nexus Floating Production, ZIM, Master Marine and Marine Subsea. Jim was also heavily involved in the creation of the cruise line Oceania and was one of the original board members of that company. Jim has spearheaded much of the firm’s strategic advisory work for major shipowner clients. Within AMA’s fund activities, Jim led the investment in four 3500 TEU containerships, and was active in the oversight and financing of the portfolio company Chembulk and feeder containership investments.
Prior to joining AMA, Jim led the global maritime management consulting practice at Booz Allen Hamilton. He has served a wide range of clients including large independent owners, liner companies, oil majors and other global resource companies, railroads, ports and maritime service companies.
Jim previously worked as a commercial banker specializing in shipping and holds a BA from Rice University. He was a director of OSG America (NYSE) and served on the Board of Trustees of The Seaman’s Church Institute.