Jim has nearly 25 years in the financial services industry, with expertise in all facets of creating customized investment solutions for high-net-worth individuals and small institutional clients. In 1990 he founded JE Vaughan Financial Services, providing insurance and investment planning to the owners of closely held businesses. In 1998, he founded William Blair Select, the open architecture investment management platform for Chicago-based William Blair and Company, established to perform critical due diligence on separate account investment managers, mutual funds, and a host of alternative investment vehicles, enabling financial advisors to craft fully diversified investment portfolios with a “best of the best” approach. This program grew to $1.2 billion in client assets during Jim’s 11-year tenure. Jim joined Batterson Venture Capital in 2009 as Managing Principal. After college at San Francisco State University, he played professional golf and was the Head Golf Professional at the Detroit Golf Club.