James Stoddart is a Founder Partner of Bestport Private Equity, a UK based private equity fund manager, with over 20 years' experience in Private Equity investing in the UK.
James has backed several successful businesses including Creditcall, Active Hotels Ltd, Dot Net Solutions, Bango.net
and Dr Foster. In 2005 he co-founded Bestport which has successfully raised and invested institutional and HNW Private Equity funds in over 20 companies. Bestport manage and offer investment opportunities to its co-investment club of over 100 entrepreneurs and successful businessman who are looking for access to unique private equity opportunities.
James started his career working in corporate finance for Oppenheimer in New York before joining the corporate strategy division of Hutchison Whampoa in Hong Kong. He spent six years involved in corporate turnaround work for Postern prior to establishing Bamboo Investments PLC, raising £16 million to make early stage, high growth venture investments largely in the technology sector.
James gained a Bachelor of Science in Business from Boston University.