James is a principal with more than a decade of global consulting and leadership advisory experience, specializing in the private equity and business and professional services market. Splitting his time between Acertitude’s London and New York offices, James leads assignments for Global Functional leaders to ensure private equity portfolio businesses have access to the best global leadership.
Over the course of his career, James has worked with funds of all sizes and across every stage of the investment cycle, including both pre-deal advisory work and post-deal recruitment of executive teams to lead any eventual capital event. While he is focused on the U.K. and wider European markets, James also has a successful track-record of advising clients across North America, Asia, and Africa.
Most recently, James spent four years as a consultant at Russell Reynolds in London, where he worked in the Corporate Officers, Financial Officers, and Private Equity practices. Prior to this, he worked for a London-based global boutique search firm, where he also helped build out the Private Equity practice. James earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Durham.