Focus Areas

  • Private Equity/Venture Capital
  • Commercial Due Diligence
  • Change & Transformation


  • BE in Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
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At Cuesta Partners, Jim is a senior associate on the private equity and venture capital team. Jim
participates in technology and commercial due diligences. Jim does data analysis, market
research, and data visualization. He helps companies leverage technology and believes
technology is a primary driver of value creation. His background blends business with

After graduating from Vanderbilt University with a degree in mechanical engineering, Jim raised
venture capital for a backed startup for which he designed the technology.

Jim oversaw the development and led the global commercialization of a data capture and
predictive analytics platform which maximizes the life of machine components. By focusing on
facilitating the user experience, the product significantly increased the volume of data collected
and data visualization increased user ability to act on information.

Since the platform was acquired by a Fortune 50 company, Jim has been working as a
management consultant primarily in middle market. As a management consultant, Jim led
operational and financial turnarounds, played interim management roles and engaged in
acquisition due diligence.

Jim lives in Chicago. On the weekends, he loves spending time outdoors, golfing, and fishing.