Hamilton Evans James is an entrepreneur and businessperson who founded Hamilton Ranches, Inc., Swift River Investments, Inc. and DLJ Merchant Banking, Inc. and who has been at the helm of 6 different companies. Mr. James holds the position of Non-Executive Chairman at Costco Wholesale Corp., President & Chief Operating Officer for Blackstone Advisory Services LP Director at Swift River Investments, Inc. which he founded. Mr. James is also Vice Chairman-Coldwater Conservations Fund at Trout Unlimited, Inc. and on the board of 10 other companies.
In his past career Mr. James was Commissioner at The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (New York), Member of Technology & Competitiveness at President's Export Council, Owner at Hamilton Ranches, Inc., Chairman at Credit Suisse First Boston USA, Inc., President of Blackstone Distressed Securities Advisors LP, Director & Chairman-Global Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston Corp., Director & Chairman of Banking Group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp., Director & Chairman of Investment Banking at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC (Broker) and Chairman-Banking Group at DLJ Merchant Banking, Inc.
Mr. James received an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from Harvard College.