Hamilton Evans James is an entrepreneur and businessperson who founded Swift River Investments, Inc., Hamilton Ranches, Inc. and DLJ Merchant Banking, Inc. and who has been at the head of 6 different companies. Presently, Mr. James holds the position of Non-Executive Chairman for Costco Wholesale Corp., President & Chief Operating Officer at Blackstone Advisory Services LP Director at Swift River Investments, Inc. which he founded.
He is also Vice Chairman-Coldwater Conservations Fund at Trout Unlimited, Inc. and on the board of 10 other companies.
In the past Hamilton Evans James occupied the position of 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 of Credit Suisse First Boston USA, Inc., President of Blackstone Distressed Securities Advisors LP, Director & Chairman of Investment Banking at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC (Broker), Director & Chairman-Banking Group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp., Director & Chairman-Global Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston Corp. 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.