James W. Davidson
Chairman and CEO
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James W. Davidson is a founder of Coral Gables Trust Company and has served as its Chairman since its inception. He is also a founding general partner of Banyan Investment Partners (2003), Miami, FL, which currently has over $400 million under management. He was a general partner of South Atlantic Private Equity IV, L.P. and became affiliated with this fund group in 1993. Prior to that time, he was an investment banker for 20 years with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York.
Mr. Davidson moved to Miami in 1991 and established Davidson Capital Partners, an NASD member firm that provided corporate finance and management advisory services to emerging growth companies and family-owned businesses. He has previously served as a Director of two public companies, American Savings & Loan Association of Florida, Miami and Equinox Systems, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale; as well as three private companies. He is currently a director of several private portfolio companies of Banyan, including American Biosurgical, CareFinders, CodeMantra, Decton Group, MMD-Squadron, Sure Shot Drilling and Vology.
He is a member of the Board of Overseers, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, Board of Directors of the Plymouth Congregational Church Foundation, Inc. Miami, and the Board of Trustees and Advisors, Marion Military Institute, Marion, AL. He also served as a director of the Florida Venture Capital Forum from 1995 to 2000, and as its Chairman in 1998. In addition, he also served as a trustee and member of the Executive Committee of Palmer Trinity School, Miami; and as board member of Informed Families, Miami. Mr. Davidson holds a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant, including a tour in Vietnam. He and his wife Deborah reside in Pinecrest, Florida.