Jamie is an experienced entrepreneur and private investor. He is currently the Managing Partner of Point Piper, LLC which is focused on making investments in growth companies primarily in the Education and Healthcare industries.
Jamie co-founded Alta Colleges in 1987 through the purchase of a single post-secondary for-profit institution in Denver. Over a twenty year period he grew an educational business from $3.5m to over $400m in sales with more than 25 locations in nine states. During this journey, Alta also became the single largest US franchisee of The Princeton Review, a test preparation company. Jamie experienced and managed through multiple organizational changes, growing and scaling this multi-site business. He hired a CEO in 2007 to run the company and remains Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to co-founding Alta, he worked in Corporate Finance at Lehman Brothers.
In addition to his Point Piper responsibilities, Jamie is an active private investor in Search Funds and currently serves on the Board of five different private companies in the fields of healthcare (Assisted Living), corporate training (two different SaaS companies), secondary education (student retention), and talent development (franchised business networking).
Jamie received a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University in 1981 and his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1985.