James A. Baldwin
James concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis
on leveraged buyouts, private equity and venture capital deals. He also has
experience in project finance deals; joint ventures; and formation and
regulatory compliance of investment funds, including specialty investment
companies such as small business investment companies (SBICs).
James has an extensive securities practice focusing on
private placements, public offerings and public company reporting under the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and a U.S. Small Business Administration
regulatory practice with a concentration on 8(a), Veteran-owned, MBE, WBE,
DBE certification and regulatory issues.
James handles cross-border transactions and international
project finance transactions and counsels clients on
the structure and terms of their relationship with private and government
parties involved in project developments in foreign markets, including China,
Africa, Europe, Latin America and other emerging markets. His projects have
primarily targeted the energy, heavy manufacturing, technology,
telecommunications, infrastructure projects and financial service industries.
James received a B.S. in Finance from Villanova University
where he was a member of the Honors Program and a Presidential Scholar and
his Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center. In addition to
his duties at the Company, James Baldwin also is the General Counsel and Vice
President of Finance for Rockland Technimed Ltd.
Wilson D. Farmerie
Mr. Farmerie has 20 years
experience in operations management, industrial construction
management, and in managing manufacturing and capital improvement projects in
the metals, energy, and wastewater industries. Throughout his career Mr. Farmerie has successfully developed and managed multi-million dollar construction projects. During his career he
has accumulated expertise in the development, financing, and execution of
industrial construction projects as well as capital improvement projects to
industrial facilities. Mr. Farmerie also has experience
in small business operations management.
He has expertise in the areas of operations management,
finance, logistics, strategic sourcing, lean manufacturing, manufacturing
management, and maintenance management & program development. Prior to
the founding of Ferrum Capital Partners, LLC, Mr. Farmerie’s most recent position was as Director of
Sourcing & Services at a leading wastewater infrastructure management
firm. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon
University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the
University of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Park has been a consultant to the International Finance Corporation
(IFC), part of the World Bank Group, where he was researching the IFC's job
creation activity through their global private equity investments. He has
been a consultant to the board of Calvert Social Funds, a publicly traded
mutual fund, running their private equity and venture capital activities in
the Special Equities program. During that time he
was responsible for over $50 mil in investments in about 30 funds and 30
direct investments. Mr. Park began his investment career at Draper Triangle
Ventures and Lycos Ventures in Pittsburgh during the dot-com era in 1999. He
is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (B.S. Math/Computer Science 1994,
B.A. Economics 1994, MBA 1998) Mr. Park has been the executive chair of the
MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington D.C. and Baltimore. He has also been very
active with the Carnegie Mellon Alumni association, having helped restart the
Washington D.C. chapter of the Tepper Alumni program.
Conference on Community and Economic Development
The Allegheny Conference on Community Development is a private,
non-profit leadership organization dedicated to improving the economy and
quality of life of the Pittsburgh region. The organization is composed of the
chief executive officers of the region's most significant employers and
universities that generate more than $156 billion in annual revenue, provide
over 221,000 jobs and serve over 111,000 students in southwestern
Pennsylvania. Private sector leadership and public sector partnerships make
the work of the Conference possible. AC focuses its efforts on specific areas
with the greatest potential for improving the Pittsburgh region.
AC seeks improvements to the regional and state business
climate through the public policy research and analysis of the Pennsylvania
Economy League of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the advocacy efforts of the
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce.
AC markets southwestern Pennsylvania to companies across the
region and around the world to attract capital investment and stimulate job
creation through the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA).