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James Varnadoe

Managing Director
KVR Trade Finance

20+ years in Finance and Private Equity. As Managing Director of the KVR Trade Finance Fund, Mr. Varnadoe is responsible for the overall development, business management, operations and growth of the Fund. Past positions, successes and/or unique qualities: • Founding partner of the Fund• Manager of small family office involved in the international commodities export business. In this capacity, Mr. Varnadoe and his team managed in excess of USD$300 million sales and trade finance of large scale agricultural commodities shipments sourced primarily in the U.S., Canada and Latin America and which were sold through-out Latin America. • Manager and significant shareholder of Vistascape, a venture capital / portfolio company of HIG Capital.• Active in both private equity and venture capital markets since 1988• Corporate Attorney for Greenberg Traurig, King & Spalding as well as Holland & Knight, specializing in private equity and venture capital transactions• Manager of a consulting team at Arthur D. Little • Manager for Houlihan Lokey, Investment Bank and Growth Strategy Group, a merchant bank. Educational background: • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia• Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia• Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD), University of Miami (UM), Miami, Florida• Executive Program for Financial Management at the Harvard Business School.

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