Investment Team
James Kelley


Jim was a founding partner of Vestar in 1988. He was previously at The First Boston Corporation. Prior to joining First Boston, he practiced law with a leading Colorado law firm. Jim currently serves as a board member of Presence Marketing, Healthgrades, and St. John Knits.

Jim received an M.B.A. from Yale University School of Management, a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.S. from the University of Northern Colorado. Jim is a Trustee of The Nature Conservancy Argentina and the Piton Foundation.

Jim is also Founder and Managing Partner of the Colorado Impact Fund (“CIF”), a venture capital fund dedicated to supporting local companies that generate consistent investment returns in addition to positive community outcomes. CIF is managed by an affiliate of Vestar on a pro bono basis.