Founder, TGF Management
Jim is the Founder and President of TGF Management Corp., one of the most active middle market investment firms in the Southwest and a frequent co-investor with Austin Ventures. With Jim’s leadership, under the Texas Growth Fund and Southwest Opportunity Partners banners, he managed a series of funds totaling more than $700 million dedicated to investing in companies located in Texas and throughout the Southwest. Prior to TGF, Jim was a Managing Director at Fortis Private Capital in New York. Prior to Fortis, he was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch Venture Capital in New York and Director of New Business at Tenneco Ventures in Houston. He has also worked in the Corporate Finance Group at Credit Suisse First Boston and the Commercial Lending Division of Chemical Bank in New York.
Jim received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA degree in economics from Harvard University. Jim is an alumnus of the Texas Lyceum and the Texas Business Hall of Fame. He is actively involved in the Young Presidents’ Organization, Association for Corporate Growth, and the World President’s Organization. Jim is the past Chairman of the Children’s Medical Center Foundation of Central Texas and current Chairman of The Comfort Crew for Military Kids.