Jim is a founder and a Managing Director of Rusheen Capital Management, LLC (RCM), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm focused on carbon-to-value (CTV) investments. RCM is seeking to create, capitalize, and grow companies that seek to transition CO₂ from a waste to a value-added product. In his capacity at RCM, Jim serves on the board of Carbon Engineering, C4 Composites and C4-MCP, LLC. Prior to founding RCM, Jim was the founder and managing partner of US Renewables Group,where he led investments in companies in biofuels, concentrated solar and financial services. Jim serves as a member of the Board of Directors for two USRG portfolio companies – SolarReserve and Fulcrum Bioenergy. As an entrepreneur, Jim has founded, financed and managed over 20 companies including Stamps.com, NanoH2O, and SolarReserve. Jim received an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA (1997) and BA in Philosophy from Colorado College (1991).