Jim Ameduri, Managing Partner

Jim Ameduri is the CEO and Managing Partner of Alize Ventures. His broad background and extensive experience in leading and building companies, understanding the ebb and flow of capital markets, and investing globally adds value to the companies of which he is a part.

Prior to establishing his own firm in 1992, Jim worked as a financier and investment manager including time at Dean Witter Reynolds and First Interstate Bank, NA. Since 1992, he has built and managed a succession of operating businesses, and has structured business transactions for partner and affiliates'​ capital totaling over US $10 billion. His restructure work has often focused on operations and capital efficiency, and managing turbulent periods of company growth, acquisition or decline.

Jim earned a BS in Finance from Youngstown State University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is an Eagle Scout. Jim is a Director of ESalt Media Technologies (chair of audit and nominating and governance committees), a Director of Pureflix Entertainment, is the Chairman of the Board for Capax World, a nonprofit focused on sustainable solutions to global poverty, is a Director of the Arizona State University Foundation Investment Committee (US $750 million AUM), is a Director of the Arizona Community Foundation (serving on the Investment and Special Assets Committees, US $925 million AUM), and serves as a mentor and judge for the Columbia University Masters in Technology Management program. He and his wife of 26 years live in Scottsdale, Arizona, and have three children.

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