James N. Hallene :: Founding Partner
Jim is one of the founding partners of CapX Partners. With over 30 years of experience in private equity investments and banking, Jim’s considerable expertise has served the firm well in the areas of investor relations, new business development and portfolio management.
Prior to CapX, Jim founded Capital Concepts Holdings, LLC, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm. Jim also co-founded, and later sold, the data consolidation company, MaxMiles, Inc. For 15 years, Jim managed several business units at American National Bank, a subsidiary of Bank One Corporation, including commercial and private banking as well as treasury management and mortgage services. He was also responsible for establishing the bank’s private client group.
As a valuable advisor, Jim is Vice Chairman of the MB Financial, Inc. board, and a board member of KeHE Distributors, Inc., HallStar Company, and VSA Partners, Inc. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois, and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
He is also Board Chairman of Wellness House, and is on the University of Illinois’s Illini Leadership Council. He lives with his wife and four children in the Chicago area. He enjoys running, golf, skiing, tennis and travel.