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James Pinto

CEO & Managing Director - MVC GP II, LLC

MVC Capital Inc.

New York, NY, USA

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James J. Pinto’s Biography

James Pinto is Managing Director of MVC Private Equity Fund L.P. MVC Private Equity Fund L.P. provides debt and equity financing to small and middle-market companies in a range of industries. Since 2010, he has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of MVC GP II, LLC, the MVC Private Equity Fund’s General Partner.

James previously served as the President of PFG, Inc., a firm that focused on private equity and debt investments. He also served as a General Partner of Grace-Pinto LP, an activist fund formed in 1987 that served clients in Canada, the US, and the UK. Over the course of his career, James was well-known in investments industry, working in corporate restructurings, telecommunications investments, energy investments, and emerging markets.

In addition to his notable financial career is, James also had a distinguished career in law. A top achievement is his admission to practice law before the Supreme Court. After passing the New York Bar, his law career began as an Associate at Kelley, Drye and Warren in New York. He has also held numerous government posts in the Department of Justice, Department of Energy, International Trade and Emergency Preparedness, and he served as Counsel to the White House Conference on Coal.

James has served on the Boards of a variety of publicly traded and private companies in a range of industries. He currently serves on the Board of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and the Georgetown University Law Center. He is also a former Director of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association and a former officer of the International Law Section.

He earned a BA in urban economics from Georgetown University and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

James Pinto’s Background

MVC Capital Inc.
CEO & Managing Director - MVC GP II, LLC
2010 - Present
New York, NY, USA
MVC Capital, Inc. is an externally-managed Business Development Company (NYSE: "MVC"). MVC is transitioning its investment focus to primarily yielding investments, following an earlier focus on realizing capital loss carry forwards through equity investments.
U.S. Department of Justice
Assistant to the Administrator, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration
Washington, DC, USA
The Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) was a U.S. federal agency part of the U.S. Department of Justice. Responsible for administering the federal funding to state & local law enforcement agencies, it administered the funding for educational programs, research, state planning agencies & local crime initiatives.
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Current Board Positions

Georgetown University Law Center
Board of Visitors
Washington, DC, USA
The Board of Visitors of Georgetown University Law Center consists of members drawn from the private & public sectors. Chosen from a geographically & professionally diverse cross-section of alumni, parents & friends, they are selected for their ability to provide advice to the Dean on how to strengthen teaching, scholarship & service at the Law Center.
Tokarz Group
Advisory Board
Harrison, NY, USA
The Tokarz Group is an investment advisory firm focused on the private equity, commercial lending, and operations sectors.

Previous Board Positions

American Bar Association
Director, Young Lawyers Division
Washington, DC, USA
The Young Lawyers Division is the ABA’s home for the new attorney, giving members tools to navigate the early years of a career, opportunities to network, and resources to grow skill-sets.
American Bar Association
Officer, Section of International Law
Washington, DC, USA
The ABA Section of International Law is the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law & the education of international law practitioners. It focuses on a full range of international legal issues & is involved in a wide variety of substantive legal activities.


RFK / Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
Board of Trustees
New York, NY, USA
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, founded in 1968, is led by human rights activist and lawyer Kerry Kennedy and advocates for a more just and peaceful world. Working alongside local activists to ensure lasting positive change in governments and corporations, the RFK team includes leading attorneys, advocates, entrepreneurs and writers united by a commitment to social justice.

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States
Member of the Bar
New York, NY, USA
The Court is the highest tribunal in the U.S. for all cases arising under the Constitution or the United States laws.

James Pinto’s Education