James Mitchell, Jr.

Prior to joining Palladian Hill Strategies, Mr. Mitchell completed a 35+ year career in business and government during which he established expertise in a number of areas including the regulatory/legislative processes of the U.S. Government, leading national advocacy programs, campaign finance regulation, leadership in federal and state political campaigns and execution on strategic acquisitions and deal integration for a fortune 50 company. Mr. Mitchell has a strong track record of developing, executing and aligning organizational objectives for successful business transformation. He has simultaneously established a reputation for leveraging his expertise of building and leading impactful, cross-functional teams focused on outperformance by offering: ability to evaluate a business or investment opportunity through the lens of an institutional investor, an understanding of how government regulatory regimes influence corporate decision-making, a background in fiduciary service, capital markets, portfolio management and risk assessment and a combination of finance, executive management, operations and leadership skills.

Most recently, Mr. Mitchell worked with Rock Creek (RC), an $11B asset management firm, where he advised the firm on relationships with key clients, including foundations and corporate and public pension plans.

Before being recruited by RC, Mr. Mitchell completed a 25-year career with GE, during which he established domain expertise in key areas including: finance, asset management, corporate governance, acquisitions, capital markets, and the regulatory/legislative processes of the federal government. Mr. Mitchell worked closely with Members of Congress, legislative staff and federal regulators as a senior executive in GE’s Global Affairs and Public Policy team in Washington D.C. As a result of that representation he gained expertise in cybersecurity, regulatory regimes of select federal government agencies, immigration, Iran sanctions, asset management, mutual funds and pension reform. He was successful in producing legislative gains in financial services (portions of Dodd Frank), pension issues and international trade finance. Prior to his work on GE’s behalf in Washington, he also led several initiatives for GE’s Office of the CEO and reported to two Vice Chairmen during his career.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Mitchell spent 5-years in public service as a professional staffer in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and the Louisiana Governor’s Office, and has served on the Board of Directors of several national non-profit organizations and private equity advisory boards in leadership positions.

He graduated with a B.S. from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Mr. Mitchell has been married to Dana for 25 years, and they have two daughters.