EquityZen is a platform based on twin missions with a single theme: access. Our team is comprised of hard-working, bright people who embody our values and who are excited to build a future with liquidity for all.
Prior to helping EquityZen democratize access to the private markets, Jim spent over ten years as a corporate attorney (both at large New York City law firms and in internal corporate legal department roles), where he advised international investors and financial, technology, and health care companies on a wide variety of interdisciplinary transactions and disputes.
Jim earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the United States Naval Academy and served as a naval officer and military intelligence analyst. He completed his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees at Georgetown University while working as a law clerk at the U.S. Department of Justice. Jim also taught finance, entrepreneurship and business planning as a visiting professor in an MBA program in Mozambique.
Outside of work, Jim enjoys golfing with his sons, skiing, chess, and yoga.