James Paris
EVP Capital Markets and Corporate DevelopmentAvant
James Paris serves as Executive Vice President, Capital Markets and Corporate Development, of Avant, a position he has held since September 2015.  In that role, James oversees all debt and equity capital raising efforts and all strategic acquisition and divestiture activity for Avant. Prior to joining Avant, he was a Managing Director from July 2012 until August 2015 in BMO Capital Markets’ US Debt Capital Markets group in New York where he specialized in originating and structuring leveraged finance transactions for corporate and private equity clients. Prior to working at BMO Capital Markets, James was a Managing Director in New York at each of UBS Investment Bank, Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

James received a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University, where he graduated with highest distinction, and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.