Jim Barra

Jim Barra

Partner                                                Chief Operating Officer

Telephone: (860) 409-2113
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Jim joined Ironwood in 1996 to support the firm’s investment banking practice.  As Chief Operating Officer, Jim has responsibility for firm management, investment origination and execution, and portfolio management. He also manages bank limited partner relationships and co-marketing initiatives. His investment banking experience includes the securitization of various asset classes, senior and mezzanine debt placements, distressed asset sales, project finance and financial advisory. 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.