Team Members

Jim Appleton

Managing Partner

Jim joined Akoya Capital which subsequently became Akoya Capital Partners in 2009. He is involved in all aspects of company operations.

Jim is a very experienced sales and P/L leader across two industries within professional services with a strong track record of revenue and profit growth. He is also a human capital and organizational effectiveness expert, having built and led a very successful organizational consulting business and having served as the chief learning officer of a global professional services firm.

Jim’s significant corporate experiences have been with Johnson & Higgins which, during his tenure there, was the largest privately held corporate insurance brokerage firm in the world and, most recently, with Right Management Consultants, one of the largest organizational and career management firms in the world, where he was one of the leaders of its global organizational consulting practice and leader of one of its largest and most profitable business units.

Over the course of his career, Jim has served on several not-for-profit boards and has been a frequent speaker on the subjects of organizational performance and business leadership at charitable, professional, and business events. He has also served on the faculty of the American Management Association. Jim has a BA in Economics from Bowdoin College. Additionally, Jim works closely with our portfolio companies, Milamar Coatings, Inflexxion, DiSTI and Indigo.