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James Varnadoe

Advisory Board Chairman
Managing Director
SGT Trade Finance
“If you want to be connected to the financial community in Miami, you need to be part of Miami Finance Forum.”

Managing Director of SGT Trade Finance Fund, Mr. James Varnadoe is responsible for the overall development, business management, operations and growth of the Fund. Mr. Varnadoe has been active in both the private equity and venture capital industries since 1988 as investor, financial advisor and legal counsel. Mr. Varnadoe began as a manager of a consulting team at Arthur D. Little, then subsequently as a manager at Houlihan Lokey and also as a Principal at Growth Strategy Group, a merchant bank. He has worked as corporate attorney and senior counsel for Greenberg Traurig, King & Spalding, and at Holland & Knight, where he specialized in private equity and venture capital transactions.

Mr. Varnadoes’ education includes a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Finance at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) at the University of Miami and he completed the Executive Program for Financial Management at the Harvard Business School.

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