James Millar

James Millar | President/Founder

Before founding SBA in 2013, Jamie was a Partner at Tapestry Networks, where he spent nearly a decade convening invitation-only, peer-to-peer networks for investment professionals, CFOs, and GCs representing many of the world’s largest and most successful private equity firms. In addition, Jamie organized and led more than 100 meetings of public company audit committee chairs, focused on risk management, audit, and compliance.

Jamie previously founded Bonfire Consulting, a firm specializing in the application of social network principles to strategic business opportunities. Earlier in his career, Jamie was Chairman of the MBA Admissions Board and Director of Financial Aid at Harvard Business School. In that capacity, Jamie led the effort to transform the school’s financial aid structure, including its well-publicized partnership with Citibank for student loans.

Other past affiliations include IntellectExchange for which Jamie was vice president of Client Services, Fidelity Investments’ online brokerage business, and Morgan Stanley & Co.’s New York and Toronto offices.

Jamie graduated with honors from the University of Toronto with a degree in Industrial Engineering, and he received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Jamie is the author is Building Bridges: The Case for Executive Peer Networks. He also hosts the Building Bridges Podcast, which brings together small groups of professionals for lively discussions about the future of business.

SKYBRIDGE ASSOCIATES

At SkyBridge, we believe that big challenges can only be addressed successfully by building trust and asking great questions. We are passionate about designing and leading distinctive executive communities, where members identify and discuss powerful questions that shape their organizations, their industries, and their careers.

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TESTIMONIALS

"I have found [the network to be] quite helpful, not only to discuss issues of common interest, but also to develop personal friendships which enable me to call my counterparts at various firms."

“Thank you for the insightful questions and discussion leadership in our meetings. I am always able to learn new perspectives and come away from the meetings with new ideas to try out in real world situations.”

“I have enjoyed every meeting I attended and must tell you that the quality and professionalism of those meetings were exceptional.”

“Once again, this forum got me thinking about different ways to approach my job and I think most others find it helpful in the same way.”

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