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Tom James

Instructor in Finance
Koury Business Center 121
2075 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
tjames5@elon.edu (336) 278-6000

Brief Biography

Mr. James has been teaching at Elon since 2008.  He comes to academia after a 30-year career in corporate finance.  He has worked for major corporations including General Foods, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sealy Mattress, where he held senior management positions including VP of Planning and VP- International Administration, Mergers & Acquisitions.  In addition to teaching, Mr. James is VP of Business Development for Tri Pillar Investments LLC, a registered investment advisory firm located in Durham, NC.


MBA (Finance) -  University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), Philadelphia, PA

BSBA (Finance and Management) -  University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Courses Taught

FIN 343 Principles of Finance

FIN 421 Investment Principles

FIN 472 Finance Foundation Course

MBA 551 Financial Management

Professional Activities

Hold Series 6, 22, 62, 63 and 65 securities licenses

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