James R. Jackson, Jr. is a Co-Chief Executive Officer at The Alta Group and Leader of its Merger and Acquisition Advisory Practice. He has extensive expertise in turnaround management, M&As, and executive leadership for equipment finance companies. Prior to his current position, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MicroFinancial Incorporated, a publicly held micro-ticket equipment finance company. His tenure at MicroFinancial began in 2002, where shortly thereafter, the banks called the company’s credit line. Jackson helped spearhead the company’s turnaround, from an after-tax loss of $22.1 million in 2002, to net income of $9.8 million in 2013 and was instrumental in the sale of the company in January 2015 at a significant premium.
Earlier, Jackson was a co-founder and Vice President of Finance for a start-up technology leasing company for Deutsche Financial Services. Prior to joining Deutsche, he held several positions at AT&T Capital in Framingham, MA, including serving as the Manager of Business Planning and financial point person for all proposed M&A activity.
Jackson gained turnaround experience early in his career at Signal Capital Corp.’s Portfolio Management Division in Hampton, NH, where he rose to the rank of Vice President and Controller. There, he was responsible for the financial management of a $70 million workout portfolio.
He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Babson College in Wellesley, MA, and a bachelor’s degree from Hawthorne College in Antrim, NH.