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James Stearns

Investment Committee Member, CMS Ventures
Global Business Manager, CMS

James Stearns sits on the Investment Committee for CMS Ventures bringing with him a depth of experience from his 20 year career in investment banking and fund management.

James is a Managing Director in the Transactions team at China Medical System Holdings (CMS), International Investment and Operations with a focus on pharmaceutical assets acquisition, product licensing in/out, international business development, and asset management.

James has spent the last 20 years in banking and fund management based in both London and New York, having started his career at Goldman Sachs. More recently, James was part of the Healthcare corporate advisory team and Panmure Gordon and prior to that was a fund manager at Livingbridge, with a focus on small growth companies as well as early stage companies held in the Baronsmead Venture Capital Trusts.

James brings Board level experience and currently sits as a Non-Executive Director in a high growth children’s nursery business, he was also a Board Observer for a global recruitment company during its sale process.

James has a degree in Economics & Accounting from Bristol University.