James Collet is a Managing Director for HFI. Prior to his association with HFI, Mr. Collet was a Managing Director for NLM Capital Partners II, LP a middle market focused private equity firm. Prior to his direct investing experience, Mr. Collet was Chief Executive Officer of a number of institutional backed manufacturing and industrial service companies in a variety of industries including energy services, metal fabrication, plastic injection molding and store fixture and point of purchase display. From 1998 to 2001, he served as a Division President for the Store Fixtures Division of Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEGG) where he successfully consolidated 7 companies in the store fixture, storage products and point of purchase display sectors with annual revenues in excess of $350 million. Prior to his principal investing experience, Mr. Collet spent 10 years in the investment banking business holding senior positions with Samco Capital Markets and Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Collet currently serves on the Board of Directors for GRP Interests, LLC, and ARP AIS, LP. Mr. Collet is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization and served on the International Board of Directors from 2007-2010 and on the International Board for the World Presidents Organization from 2014-2016. Mr. Collet holds BBA and MBA degrees, with distinction, from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.