James P. Rutherfurd is responsible for Limited Partner communications and for coordinating the firm's fundraising and firm-wide marketing.
Since joining VSS in January 1999, Mr. Rutherfurd has been involved with both the firm's investment banking business as Head of the VSS investment bank and private equity business as a Senior Principal in VS&A Communications Partners III. Mr. Rutherfurd has worked on approximately $3 billion of transactions while at VSS across several media sectors including Newspapers, Broadcasting, Consumer Magazines and Marketing Services. He is also one of the firm's NASD Supervisors. Prior to joining VSS he served as a Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group and Co-Head of JP Morgan's Media Group. He was previously a Director in The First Boston Corporation's Media Group and a corporate lawyer at Rogers & Wells. Mr. Rutherfurd has closed more than $28 billion in Media industry transactions including advisory engagements, equity and debt underwritings, equity swaps and syndicated bank loans. His clients have ranged across many segments of the Media industry, including newspapers, television, cable, magazines, radio, information services, Internet services and entertainment.
Mr. Rutherfurd holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and a BA from Princeton University.