About James

James coleads our RTS group in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Previously, he led McKinsey’s hedge fund and distressed debt investor service group in North America.

James has served as a restructuring and transformation advisor for a broad range of national and multinational companies across a variety of sectors. He has extensive experience in the design and execution of large-scale transformation programs, including target setting, operating-model redesign, profit-and-loss link, performance management, and governance, culture, and change management. James has led major programs at mobile operators, network equipment providers, retailers, airlines, and insurance companies, among others.

James has experience in working as an advisor to the Russian Privatization Ministry and the US Agency for International Development to develop Russia’s land privatization process.

Passionate about education, James has served on the Glencoe school board in Illinois, where he created and ran the lower-school math club for six years.

Past experience

Senior director

Rudman Capital Management
Managing director


University of California, Berkley
PhD, political science

Stanford University
MA, Soviet studies
BA, political science