James Ransom joined Arcapita in 2004 with eleven years of private equity, leveraged finance and corporate banking experience. His work focuses on the services and technology sectors. Ransom currently serves on the Boards of 3PD, Church’s Chicken, PODS, and Yakima, and also works with Cypress Communications. Prior to joining Arcapita, Ransom spent six years in the Leveraged Finance group at Merrill Lynch in New York and in the Corporate Banking group at Wachovia in Charlotte. While at Merrill Lynch and Wachovia, Ransom focused on leveraged buyout, acquisition, and restructuring financings, as well as general strategic advisory work. Ransom holds a BS in Management from Washington & Lee University and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.