James M. Bannantine joined Atlantic Capital Group as a Partner in 2005 and serves as Managing Partner of ACG's private equity activities. His responsibilities include origination, investment due diligence, negotiation of transactions, investment pricing and structuring and fund raising. Between 2001 and 2005 Mr. Bannantine founded Acumen Capital, LLC, co-founded Plainview Capital, LLC, a deep value equity fund ($55 million under management) and Acumen Development, LLC, a $20 million real estate development company.
From 2001 through 2002 Mr. Bannantine led and then sold a start-up company, Dorsal Networks, to Corvis Corporation (NASDAQ CORV). Corvis subsequently became Broadwing Corporation (NASDAQ BWNG), a $900 million telecom company, where Mr. Bannantine served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2002 through 2005. Mr. Bannantine worked with Enron Corporation for ten years, from 1990 to 2000, holding several top management positions, including Chief Executive Officer for Enron South America, a $1.5 billion power and pipeline division of Enron. Prior to Enron, Mr. Bannantine served in the United States Army as Contracting Officer for the Corp of Engineers and Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance at the US Military Academy.
Mr. Bannantine received an MBA from the Wharton School with Distinction and is a West Point Distinguished Graduate. He is a Board Member of Oil Purification Systems, Silfies, Noble Logistics, United Way International, Catholic Charities of Maryland and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese.