James MacDonald

JAMES MACDONALD is a Managing Director of First Analysis, coordinating
research and investment in the HR and accounting services sector and the
offender management sector. He coordinates research coverage of leading
private and publicly traded companies in his sectors. Prior to joining
First Analysis in 1997, he was a General Manager at Nalco Chemical Co.,
where he played a key role in expanding Nalco’s service offering to
include operating and leasing equipment at customer sites, which led to
the formation of a joint venture with U.S. Filter Co. Earlier, he was
with a subsidiary of Ecolab Inc. Mr. Macdonald earned an MBA from
Harvard University and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from
Cornell University, where he also earned the university’s highest award
in that discipline.