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James Dunning, Jr

Founder & CEO

The Dunning Group Inc

New York, NY, USA

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James D Dunning, Jr’s Biography

James (Jim) D. Dunning, Jr. founded The Dunning Group Inc. in 1992. The Dunning Group invests in middle market companies where its management, operations and finance expertise can be leveraged.

In February 2014, Mr. Dunning was selected by the SEC and appointed by the US Southern District Court of New York as the Independent Monitor over the Harbinger Capital Partners entities. Mr. Dunning is a former Chairman of Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc., a diversified media company with 82 newspapers, including the Orange County Register, 8 broadcast TV stations and internet products which was sold in 2012.

As Chairman and CEO, Mr. Dunning led the management teams that acquired Ziff Davis Media (a leading technology and Internet magazine publisher), USA Pubs (magazine subscription database), The Peterson Companies (specialty magazines), Transwestern Publishing (yellow pages and database), SRDS (media data base and directory), and Yellow Book. During Mr. Dunning’s tenure at Petersen it developed from a publisher of special interest magazines into a complete marketing solutions company and one of the largest publishers of special-interest magazines in the U.S. Prior to starting his buyout business he was the Head of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at Thomson McKinnon Securities and the President of Rolling Stone.

A former Trustee at the University of Pennsylvania and Deerfield Academy, Mr. Dunning graduated with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

James Dunning, Jr’s Background

The Dunning Group Inc
Founder & CEO
1992 - Present
New York, NY, USA
A private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies with strong fundamentals, favorable competitive positions, attractive growth prospects and superior management teams. The Dunning Group seeks to acquire equity or mezzanine debt stakes in middle-market firms.

Previous Board Positions

University of Pennsylvania
Board of Trustees
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Founded in 1740, the University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Deerfield Academy
Board of Trustees
Deerfield, MA, USA
Deerfield Academy is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school located in Western Massachusetts.

James Dunning, Jr’s Education

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