Key Personnel | James River Capital Corp

Key Personnel

Paul H. Saunders

Paul Saunders is a Founder and Principal of James River Capital Corp. and affiliated companies ("James River") and portfolio manager for James River's funds of hedge funds. He currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of James River Capital Corp. and James River Financial Corp. Paul joined Warburg Paribas Becker's Corporate Finance Department in 1979 and worked in the Commodity Department of A.G. Becker from 1980 to 1983. From 1983 to December 1994, he was Director of Managed Accounts and Commodity Funds at Kidder, Peabody & Co. ("Kidder"), and from 1986 until January 1995 he was President of KP Futures Management Corp., which became James River Capital Corp. in 1995. In 1989 he became a Managing Director of Kidder and a member of Kidder's Management Council. Upon acquisition of KP Futures Management Corp. in 1995, he became Chairman and CEO of James River Capital Corp. Paul received his B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1977 and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1979.

James Hart

Jim Hart is Director of Hedge Fund Research. Jim Hart first began working with James River in 2001 as a Research Analyst. In 2004 while at James River Jim was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. In 2007 Jim left James River to co-found Agecroft Partners, an alternative investments third party marketing firm, where he was Managing Director. He rejoined James River in 2011 as a Senior Research Analyst. Prior to working for James River, Jim was with NCA Financial from 1999-2001 and was a professional golfer from 1994-1998. Jim graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Science in 2001.

Robert (Bob) T. Eads

Bob Eads is Controller and Chief Financial Officer of James River Financial Corp. and provides financial support for James River and affiliated companies. His responsibilities include oversight of all financial accounting activities. He worked in the Controller's division of Kidder from 1980 until he was hired by JRCC in 1995. At Kidder, Bob worked in several departments including Asset Management, Merchant Banking, High Yield Bond Trading, Public Finance and Municipal Bond Trading. Bob received his B.S. degree from Cornell University in 1980.

John Heitmuller

John Heitmuller has been with James River since 1995 and is the Director of Information Technology, providing MIS oversight and support to James River companies. From 1991 to 1994, he was employed by the Managed Futures Division of Kidder as a Programmer/Analyst. He holds a B.S. in Computer Networking (2001), John is an MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) and has received post graduate certificates in Cybersecurity from MIT (2016) and Harvard (2019).