James Simpson

James N. Simpson

Area(s) of Expertise: Corporate Finance, Marketing
Key Industries: Chemical, Energy, Financial Services


Governor's Land Foundation, President of the Board of Homeowners Association
Responsible for directing the management of a 730 home, 1,400-acre development with an operating budget of $1.8M, and reserve funds of $2.2M.

Wells Fargo Condominium Association, President of the Board
Arranged a $1.4M loan to both refinance existing debt and raise an additional $800,000 for a common space refurbishment project.

Styron, Inc.
Consulting on finance and capital structure for this Bain Capital portfolio company. Helped arrange financing to provide a 25% dividend to Bain and greater financial flexibility for the company's management.

Citigroup, Various Roles
Serving clients in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and energy industries. At time of retirement, Managing Director, Senior Credit Officer, and Senior Banker, responsible for all aspects of the bank's relationships with a select group of U.S. headquartered global and domestic chemical companies.

Credit Lyonnais Canada, Business Development Officer
Helped open the Calgary office and build a clientele in western Canada.

Chemical Bank, Various Roles
Various banking roles in Toronto and New York. Managed MBA recruiting for the International and Operations divisions at various universities, including the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley.

Price Waterhouse & Co, Auditor
Auditor in a Toronto-based team focused on small, entrepreneurial firms facing challenges related to rapid growth.

  • MBA, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • BA, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada