James A. Baker

Managing Director at Dunes Point Capital LLC

James A. Baker

James A. Baker

Managing Director at Dunes Point Capital LLC

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Vice President & Executive Director, Janelia Research Campus at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Inc.

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Vice President & General Counsel at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Inc.

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Member, Scientific Review Board at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Inc.

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Salvador E. Luria Professor, Biology, Computational & Systems Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - School of Science

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Vice Provost & Dean of Basic Research at The University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center

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President & Scientific Director at Gairdner Foundation

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President & Director at The Marine Biological Laboratory

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Chair of Department of Neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University - School of Medicine

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Member, Scientific Review Board at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Inc.

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G. Robert Greenberg Professor Emeritus of Biological Chemistry at University of Michigan

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James A. Baker
Managing Director at Dunes Point Capital LLC
Education
BBA in Finance & Business Economics

The University of Notre Dame’s endowment provides nearly $100 million in financial aid annually to help students pay for college. Less than a generation ago, in 1990, the number was around $5 million. They’ve been able to keep pace with the rapidly growing financial needs of students, in part, by making smart investments in private equity.

BBA in Finance & Business Economics

The Mendoza College of Business is a comprehensive full-time business school at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, United States. It offers six majors in the undergraduate program and four graduate degrees—MBA, EMBA, accountancy and non-profit management.

Career History
Managing Director
2016 - Current

Dunes Point Capital pursues control investments in two verticals: the general industrial sector and the energy products/services sector. The firm seeks opportunities to partner with management teams to drive long-term enterprise value through both differentiated organic growth and operational transformation.

Principal, Corporate Investment-North America & Europe
2000 - ?

Investcorp Technology Investment Group (ITIG) specializes in control-oriented growth investments in the technology sector. Using various transaction structures, the firm invests in small to medium-sized technology-driven businesses that exhibit significant growth potential. They target technology-driven companies that are primarily based in North America and Europe. Several of ITIG's portfolio companies have significant operations in Asia, the Middle East and South America. Their areas of focus include software, IT services, telecommunications, semiconductors and digital media. ITIG does not invest in life sciences or medical device companies.ITIG invests using a traditional fund structure and seeks to allocate $15 million to $50 million of equity in companies generating $10 million to $250 million in revenues. The firm may, under certain circumstances, finance smaller or larger transactions by leveraging their global network of capital sources. Unlike traditional LBOs, the firm generates returns mainly though the growth of companies in which they invest. ITIG targets companies that compete in rapidly growing, yet largely underpenetrated industries. They utilize modest or no debt in financing their acquisitions to ensure that their portfolio companies have the flexibility to grow and compete in fast-growing industries.

Principal, Corporate Investment-North America & Europe
2000 - 2015

Investcorp Corporate Investment Group (CIG) focuses on investments in mid-sized companies with capable managers, strong cash flows, prominent positions in their industries, a robust track record and potential for growth. The firm invests in the following areas industrials, business services, Retail and consumer products typically acquire a controlling or substantial minority interest in companies.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a nonprofit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation’s largest philanthropies. HHMI plays a prominent role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the United States. Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 3,000 individuals across the U.S. HHMI has an endowment of $16.1 billion of which the Institute spent $800 million for research and distributed $119 million in grant support for science education in fiscal year 2012

Political Donations
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The Republican National Committee (RNC) is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention. Similar committees exist in every U.S. state and most U.S. counties, although in some states party organization is structured by congressional district, allied campaign organizations being governed by a national committee. Reince Priebus is the current RNC Chairman.

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