James Cole

by Justin Cates
James Cole
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
The Jasco Group
Serves on Board of Directors for: American International Group, Inc.

James Cole, Jr. is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Jasco Group, a New York City-based multidimensional investment management firm.

Cole spent approximately 15 years with the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz where he specialized in Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Governance. He was the first Black partner in the firm’s history. In addition to Mr. Cole’s accomplished business career, he has been a dedicated advocate for education at all levels. He has an extensive background in public policy with a distinguished track record of achievements as a public servant.

Cole served in President Obama’s Administration in 2016 as U.S. Delegated Deputy Secretary of Education.

Cole currently serves on the National Board of Directors of Jumpstart.

Cole received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from The University of Chicago.

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