James R. Fox

Vice President of Direct Investments


James R. Fox is Vice President of Direct Investments. Jim leads a portfolio of direct investment platforms where Parkwood is the primary source of capital and maintains control over major decisions at each investment. In addition, Jim is responsible for the Human Resources, Information Systems, Facilities and Security functions within Parkwood. Jim joined Parkwood in 2005 as an Investment Analyst.

Prior to joining Parkwood, Jim spent eight years at General Electric in roles in Engineering, Six Sigma Circle Teams and Product Management.  While at GE, Jim earned his Six Sigma Black Belt certification and was selected to complete management development courses at Crotonville (now the John F. Welch Leadership Development Center) in upstate New York. The accelerated responsibilities Jim gained at GE along with the high level of training prepared Jim to make strong contributions to Parkwood in his leadership roles.

Jim earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) in 1997 and an MBA in Finance in 2001 from Case Western Reserve University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Jim and his wife, Amanda, reside in Concord, Ohio with their three children.

Parkwood Board of Directors

Scott S. Cowen
Executive Chairman; President Emeritus Tulane University
Peter E. Raskind
Former Chairman and CEO, National City Corporation
Thomas A. Mandel
Vice Chairman; Founder, President and General Manager, Rubber City Radio Group
Jehuda Reinharz
President and CEO, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation; former President, Brandeis University
Robert C. Beyer
BD Capital Management
Michael A. Ritter
Retired Partner, Ernst & Young
David Heller
Principal, The NRP Group
Erika B. Rudin-Luria
President, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Kenneth G. Hochman
Managing Member, KGH Consulting
Jerry Sue Thornton
President Emeritus, Cuyahoga Community College
Stephen H. Hoffman
Chairman, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation; President Emeritus, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Stephen J. Weinberg
President and CEO, Weinberg Wealth Management
Stuart D. Neidus
Retired CEO, Anthony & Sylvan Pools Corporation