James Stith


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San Francisco
Growth Capital
Years with AEA

James is a Partner on AEA’s Growth Capital team. He focuses on investment opportunities in the tech-enabled, software and healthcare services sectors.

Prior to AEA Growth, James was the co-founder and partner of ROCA Partners, a growth private equity investment firm focused on tech-enabled businesses and healthcare companies, and a member of the investment committee. Previously, he was the senior director of M&A of IAC/InterActiveCorp (a publicly-traded portfolio of consumer media and technology companies) where he helped lead investments and guide the M&A strategy. Prior to IAC, Mr. Stith was a founding executive of Carats & Cake (a leading marketplace for wedding vendors), a private equity investor of Ares Management and an investment banker of Lehman Brothers.

James earned a B.A. in economics and international relations from the University of Pennsylvania.