James S. Gladney founded Liberty Capital Partners in 1994. He is an experienced CEO, Wealth Manager, public and private equity investor, and venture capitalist 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 investment 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 served as the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Liberty Wealth Advisors from 2012 – 2022. Liberty Wealth Advisors is now a Prime Capital Investment Advisors Company headquartered in Overland Park, KS.
Jim also served as the Managing Partner of Park Avenue Equity Partners, a NYC-based growth private equity firm specializing in investing in 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 then sold the company, 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.
James S. Gladney earned his B.S. in Finance from the University of Rhode Island.