Jim Barra

Jim Barra

Managing Director

Telephone: (860) 409-2113
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Jim joined Ironwood in 1996 to support the firm’s investment banking practice. From 1996 to 2002, Jim served as lead banker on several private placements and junior capital raises for Ironwood’s middle market clients. Since 2002, Jim’s primary responsibilities have been business development, investment execution and portfolio management for the firm’s mezzanine funds. He is a member of the investment committees of the mezzanine funds.

Jim represents Ironwood on the boards of several portfolio companies. In addition, he is a past president of the Northeast Regional Association of Small Business Investor Alliance and a past board member of the Connecticut chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, and remains active within those organizations. Jim also serves on the Board of Directors of Columbus House, a non-profit organization serving the homeless and at risk community of greater New Haven.

A native of New Haven, Connecticut, Jim currently lives in North Haven with his wife and two children. He is an avid distance runner and also enjoys playing golf and ice hockey.

Jim holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a graduate of Bryant University. He earned an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut.