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Cornellians in Private Equity

James Skelton

M.B.A. '80

Executive Partner
StoneCreek Capital (Irving, CA)

Background

Mr. James A. Skelton is an Executive Partner at StoneCreek Capital, Inc. He is also a Managing Member of JAS Financial Services, LLC and the President and the Chief Executive Officer at Eurodesign Cabinets, Inc. During his 25 year career, Mr. Skelton has been actively involved as a private equity investment principal, as well as a Financial Advisor and Consultant to management and Boards of Directors and in the direct management of under-performing companies in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, construction, technology, and service industries. Among his notable management engagements, he has served as the President and the Chief Operating Officer at Outsourcing Services Group, Inc., Chief Operating Officer at Frederick’s of Hollywood; and as the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer at Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp. Mr. Skelton also previously served as the Senior Vice President and the Western Region Manager of Heller Investments in San Francisco and was a Founding Principal of Heller Financial’s Turnaround Investment Division in the group’s Chicago headquarters. He was a Founding Principal of Crossroads, LLC and served as the Senior Vice President and Division Manager of Berkeley International Capital Corporation’s Turnaround Investment Division. Mr. Skelton also served at Finova Mayo Holdings and was a Director and a Member of Compensation Committee at M-Wave Inc.

Education

Mr. Skelton received an M.B.A. in Finance and Economics from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and a B.S. degree from The Ohio State University.