James Andersen is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Clearview Capital, LLC, a private equity firm based in Old Greenwich, CT which was established in 1999. Clearview is an industry leader in the lower middle-market specializing in the acquisition and development of family-owned and entrepreneur-led businesses with revenue up to $100 million. He is involved in all aspects of the firm’s activities, is Co-Chair of the Investment Committee and serves as Chairman or Director of several Clearview companies.
Prior to forming Clearview, James was a Managing Director at Capital Partners, a lower middle-market private equity firm, where he led the firm's portfolio management efforts, co-managed due diligence and was responsible for significant improvements in portfolio performance. Prior to joining Capital Partners, Jim was a management consultant with Mars & Co where he consulted to Fortune 100 companies in the consumer product, industrial and technology arenas on a wide range of strategic and operational issues. Prior to his consulting career, he spent three years as a senior field engineer and field test coordinator with Schlumberger, Ltd. stationed in Egypt.
James earned a BSE in Civil Engineering, cum laude, from Princeton University and an MBA from The Wharton School. He is active in Princeton University Alumni Affairs where he serves on the Advisory Council for the department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering and is past Chair of the Alumni Council Committee on Careers. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Luke’s School, an independent day school in New Canaan, CT.