James B. Hoover - "Jim" Founder and Managing Member email@example.com
Dauphin Capital Partners, Mr. Hoover's family office, is responsible for evaluating a variety of investment opportunities including hedge funds, real estate, private equity, venture capital and direct private company investments. He has been an investor for over 35 years and specialized in the health care industry, specifically medical service companies.
Prior to founding Dauphin Capital Partners in 1998, Mr. Hoover was a General Partner of Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe, (WCAS). WCAS, a management buy-out firm specializing in health care and information services businesses, has raised over $20 billion since the firm was founded in 1979. During his association with WCAS, Mr. Hoover was involved with ten private health care service company investments representing a total capital commitment of nearly $300 million.
Prior to joining WCAS in November of 1992, Mr. Hoover was a General Partner of Robertson, Stephens & Co. Robertson, Stephens was a major bracket investment banking firm specializing in the financing of emerging growth companies with a particular emphasis on the health care industry. Mr. Hoover joined Robertson, Stephens in 1984, establishing the firm's New York office, initially serving as the senior research analyst following the medical services industry. In 1987, Mr. Hoover assumed responsibility for the health care corporate finance group. During his association with the firm, Mr. Hoover was involved with 33 health care company public offering transactions that raised an aggregate of $1.4 billion.
Mr. Hoover was a Vice President of the Investment Management Group at Citibank N.A. from 1977 until 1984. During his tenure at Citibank he was responsible for health care industry research, for founding and managing two investment funds specializing in public health care stocks and for initiating private health care company investments for institutional investment clients. Additionally, Mr. Hoover managed a real estate stock fund that owned a variety of publicly traded real estate stocks.
Mr. Hoover has been a director of over 20 private and 5 public health care companies and served as a director of American Farmland Company, a REIT that specialized in the ownership of US farmland. He is a member of the Special Projects Committee of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center which raises funds and evaluates funding proposals from physicians interested in pursuing early stage cancer research projects.
Mr. Hoover received his MBA in Finance from the Graduate School of Business at Indiana University. He holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Elizabethtown College (Pennsylvania) where he presently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees and for a six year term, was responsible for the management of the College's endowment as its outsourced CIO.