Phil James

Vice President

“The more I practice, the luckier I get.” Arnold Palmer


Phil specializes in helping growing companies build and scale their organizations, partnering with CEOs to resource and prioritize each company’s key goals and opportunities, sourcing and executing M&A, and navigating the capital markets. His investment experience spans both growth stage and scaled software businesses, particularly in vertical and horizontal application software in the US. Phil serves on the Board of Transflo, and works closely with Merative, VitalEdge and LeadVenture.

Prior to joining True Wind, Phil was an investor at Tidemark Capital, a growth equity firm specializing in vertical software investments, and TA Associates. He began his career with J.P. Morgan’s technology M&A investment banking team, and prior to starting his investing career, Phil served as Chief of Staff at ZoomInfo.


Phil received a B.S. in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of California, Berkeley.

Personal Life

As a Bay Area native, Phil enjoys taking in all the Bay Area has to offer when not at work. You can find him spending his weekends open-water swimming, trail running, cycling, surfing, skiing, or working on his elusive golf game. When he’s not playing a sport, he enjoys cheering on the San Francisco Giants.