Jim Rutherfurd is a Partner in the Fund Investor Relations team. He is responsible for fund investor relations and fundraising for 3i in the US, Canada and Latin America. Jim is based in 3i’s New York office working alongside the Private Equity and Debt Management teams.
Jim has been in the private equity industry for 14 years. Prior to joining 3i, Jim was Executive Vice President and Managing Director at Veronis Suhler Stevenson where he was in charge of investor relations, fundraising and the firm’s co-investment programme. While at VSS, Jim led successful fundraising efforts for the VSS private equity and mezzanine funds in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan and the Gulf. In his prior role as head of the VSS investment banking group, Jim focused on both the origination of private equity investment opportunities and mezzanine funds, and on third party cross-border client M&A advisory services.
During the five years to 1999, Jim served as Managing Director of the M&A group at JP Morgan & Co. and also as co-Head of the Media Industry Investment Banking team. Previously he was a Director at The First Boston Corporation’s Media Group, before which he was a corporate and securities lawyer at New York law firm Rogers & Wells.
Jim received his BA summa cum laude from Princeton University and his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.