James S. Gladney
Founder & Managing Partner
Jim founded Liberty Capital Partners in 1994. He is an experienced wealth manager, private equity investor, venture capitalist and CEO who has spent the past 30 years starting, building and buying a broad array of over 50 companies domestically and internationally. His industry experience includes wealth management, business services, distribution, real estate & construction, software, franchising, manufacturing and media. He has served for 15 years as the CEO of operating companies and 15 years as the Managing Partner of private equity firms. Jim has served on the Boards of Directors of over 25 companies and chaired numerous boards, audit committees, compensation committees and executive committees. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Jim also served as the Managing Partner of Park Avenue Equity Partners, a NYC-based growth private equity firm specializing in acquiring middle market companies.
Jim was Chairman and CEO of Boston based All Seasons Services, Inc., a leading provider of vending, dining and office refreshment services with over 2000 employees. He grew the business from $80 million in revenue to over $200 million executing a successful consolidation strategy and sold the company to a private equity firm, thereby generating a sevenfold return for investors.
Jim was Chairman and CEO of Federal Investment Co., Inc. in Providence, RI. Under his leadership, the diversified real estate development company grew to become New England’s largest homebuilder, winning the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Chip Enterprise Award.
Jim has served as an investor and board member of numerous successful companies conducting business domestically and internationally and recently served as Chairman of the boards of RentBits and Remotely, two Denver based technology companies. Merrill Lynch and Ernst & Young has named Jim a nominee for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award on three separate occasions. Jim was selected by the Boston Business Journal for its inaugural “40 Under 40” designation which recognizes the accomplishments of the best and brightest business people under the age of 40.
Jim earned his B.S. in Finance from the University of Rhode Island.