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Mr. James E. Ashton

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Founder and Chief Executive Offic...

Local Address: Dallas, Texas, United States
Ashton Capital Partners , LLC

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MBA
    Harvard Business School
  • Ph.D.
  • B.S.
    University of Iowa
  • M.S.
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Uni-World Capital, 11 Oct 2013 [cached]
James Ashton - Member of the Advisory Board
Mr. Ashton is the founder and CEO of Ashton Capital Partners. He has an extensive history of acquiring, running and turning around manufacturing organizations. He maintains a strong reputation for successful transactions and for excellent post-acquisition execution. For the first 25 years of his career, Jim was responsible for impressive financial and operational results as general manager in ultra-large scale operations, building complex products including F-16's, nuclear submarines, and oil well drilling equipment. The last 12 years Mr. Ashton has focused his attention on the world of private equity both as a deal maker and as an operational CEO/Chairman. He has achieved significant success with companies in many diverse industries and is still considered a worldwide expert in composite materials. Jim is published as a recognized authority in management philosophy and leadership. He has a B.S. from University of Iowa, a M.S. and Ph.D. from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jim Ashton, Managing Partner ..., 2 April 2007 [cached]
Jim Ashton, Managing Partner of Ashton Capital Partners added, "ACP is investing in a solid company in the (ARFF) industry with exciting growth potential.
Fourth Quarter 2000, 2 Dec 2000 [cached]
10. Dr. James E. Ashton joins GGG as Partner
10. Dr. James E. Ashton joins GGG as Partner
GGG would like to welcome aboard Dr. James E. Ashton.Dr. Ashton is a world-class manager with 30 years experience in the aerospace, defense, oil service, medical products, contract manufacturing and composite materials industries.Jim has also consulted a great variety of capital equipment producers, from electronic equipment to large mechanical equipment.His key strengths are general management, job shop manufacturing, turnarounds, and organizational assessments.Dr. Ashton holds a Ph.D. in engineering mechanics and materials from M.I.T. and an M.B.A. from Harvard.
John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center :: Press Releases, 18 Oct 2006 [cached]
Venture capitalist and University of Iowa engineering alumnus Jim Ashton will discuss leveraged buy-outs and merger transactions when he speaks to the Entrepreneurial Ventures Group at the University of Iowa.
Ashton graduated from the UI in 1964 and went on to earn his MBA at Harvard and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently president of his own consulting and equity firm, Ashton Capital Partners, and is chairman and/or CEO of five companies in the manufacturing and technology industries. In addition, he sits on the boards of three others.
The Entreprenuerial Ventures ..., 1 Oct 2006 [cached]
The Entreprenuerial Ventures Group will present Dr. Jim Ashton of Ashton Capital Partners on "Innovation in Financing a Deal" at the Pappajohn Entreprenurial Center on Wednesday, October 25 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
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