James A. O’Donnell has almost forty years’ experience in private equity and venture capital investing. Most recently, he has served as Managing Member of First Capital Group of Texas, with offices in Dallas and San Antonio. Prior to First Capital Group, he was a Partner at CGW Southeast Partners, based in Atlanta, and O’Donnell & Masur and its affiliate, Sherry Lane Partners, both based in Dallas. Before founding O’Donnell & Masur, Mr. O’Donell was Charmain, President and CEO of InterFirst Venture Corporation, the private equity affiliate of InterFirst Corporation, then the largest bank holding company in Texas, and its successor, First Republic Venture Group.
He holds a BA in Economics from Rhodes College, where he serves as a Trustee, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.