James Howe is responsible for origination in North America. Prior to joining Mercury Capital Advisors, Mr. Howe was Managing Director at Stanwich Advisors managing origination, distribution and project management. Previously he was an owner and partner at Novafund Advisors, managing and implementing all aspects of the firm's activities in private equity including sourcing, distribution and due diligence. Prior to this, he was a Managing Director at Strategic Value Partners where he headed private equity business development and investor relations. Mr. Howe was one of the founders of Private Equity Funds Group at UBS Investment Bank and led the distribution team for North America. Before this he was a senior manager in the European and Emerging Markets Equity Sales group at UBS. He served six years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, both at sea and later ashore at the United States Naval Academy. Mr. Howe is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and received his master's degree from Georgetown University. He is currently a Series 24, 7 and 63 registered person with Mercury Capital Advisors, LLC, which is a member of FINRA and a securities broker-dealer in the United States.