In October 2014, Jim was named senior vice president/executive vice president, general counsel of the Crestmark Equipment Finance division when the company acquired Bloomfield Hills-based TIP Capital. The division was renamed Crestmark Equipment Finance to serve as its equipment leasing division. In this role, Jim is responsible for the division’s legal, human resources, and lease-documentation areas.
Jim joined TIP Capital in 2000, and served as its executive vice president and general counsel. He has more than 20 years of experience in legal matters unique to the equipment leasing industry. Before joining TIP Capital, Jim was senior vice president and chief counsel for AT&T Capital Systems Leasing. Before AT&T Capital, he worked for the law firm of Sidley & Austin, focused on the equipment leasing industry. Jim has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a law degree from the University of Michigan.