With more than fifteen years of interim management, financial advisory, and restructuring experience, James specializes in guiding companies in operational and financial distress. He has advised on complex engagements for companies, secured lenders, unsecured creditors, and public sector entities.
James has worked with companies with revenues ranging from the low millions to $4.5 billion and has enhanced value for all parties by improving operational performance, designing restructuring strategies, identifying cost savings, developing and evaluating business plans, managing distressed sales, and managing liquidity in times of crisis.
James’s industry experience includes manufacturing, home building, retail, technology, energy, consumer products, financial institutions, sports and entertainment, education, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, printing & graphics, and outsourced services. Prior to joining Amherst Partners, he was a Director in the Corporate Restructuring group at Alvarez & Marsal in New York City. James earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with emphases in finance and accounting from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, graduating with high distinction. He is a CFA charter holder and a member of the Turnaround Management Association and Commercial Finance Association.