James F. Wilson joined Carl Marks Management Company in 2001. Between 1991 and 2000, he was a Partner with Jacobson Partners, a private equity investment firm. From 1987 through 1991, Mr. Wilson was a Founding Partner of Rockwood Holdings, an investment firm that acquired businesses for its own account and provided investment banking services.

Prior to these roles, he held various positions at E.F. Hutton & Company in investment banking and direct investing. Mr. Wilson earned a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College in 1980 and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1984. He has served on numerous Boards of Directors.