James M. Stevens Jr.
Deputy Chief Investment Officer

James serves as Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Sapere. In this capacity, he works directly with Scott Trease on macro investment allocations for Sapere’s portfolios. Specifically, James helps Scott formulate, research, and implement investment ideas.

Prior to joining Sapere, James was the Chief Financial Officer of the Fuqua family office in Atlanta, GA for 10+ years. As CFO, James focused on investment, tax, and risk management issues for the family. He served as a member of the Investment Committee for the Fuqua family. James played an active role in the establishment of strategic and tactical investment asset allocation and was involved with the day-to-day implementation and monitoring of the allocations. He performed initial and on-going due diligence on all aspects of the family’s investment portfolio, including hedge funds and private equity funds.  James has also served as Controller for a multi-billion dollar, multi-strategy fixed income hedge fund in Stamford, CT.

James is a graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Taxation degree. He was awarded the Outstanding Young Alumni award in 2003. James is married to his beloved bride Sarah and is blessed with two precious daughters and sons.

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