Jim O’Rourke is currently a managing director at Advantage Capital with a direct leadership role in the northeastern region of the U.S.
Mr. O’Rourke has over 15 years of investing experience in a wide variety of industrial sectors. Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Mr. O’Rourke served as a managing director at Lampe, Conway & Co., an investment fund based in New York. He has sourced and managed a large portfolio of investments in the consumer, manufacturing, technology, solar, health care and telecommunications sectors. He also worked for several years as an investment banker at Thomas Weisel Partners and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and as a corporate lawyer at Davis Polk.
Mr. O’Rourke has served on numerous boards, including Mobi Corporation, board observer at Harry & David Holdings, Inc., and Wilson Homes, Inc. Mr. O’Rourke holds an MBA from Harvard Business School; a J.D. from Stanford Law School; and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, graduating magna cum laude. Mr. O’Rourke is a native of New Jersey.