Prior to forming VN Capital, James spent the previous three and a half years working for JPMorgan. Initially, James provided restructuring advice during the Asian economic crisis and his work with the Indonesian car company, PT Astra International, helped JPMorgan win Finance Asia's Restructuring Deal of the Year Award. Upon returning to New York in 1999, he focused on providing leveraged finance to U.S. and Latin American companies in JPMorgan's Financial Sponsor Coverage and Global Syndicated Finance groups. James holds a B.A degree from Yale University, a JD degree from Columbia Law School and a MBA degree from Columbia Business School. In addition, he is currently a member of the New York State Bar Association.