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James Marra

James  Marra

External Advisory Board Member Emeritus

Director of Business Development

Blue Point Capital Partners


Jim is one of the leading investment professionals for Blue Point Capital Partners, one of the largest private equity firms in the country with a focus on middle market investments in the Midwest, Pacific, Northwest, and Southeast, as well as investments in Canada and Europe.

Before Jim joined Blue Point in 1991, he held various positions with Citicorp in the Leveraged Capital, Investment Banking and Venture Capital Groups.

He is a board member of Entrepreneurship Preparatory Academy, a charter school based in Cleveland; President of the Cleveland Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, an international organization of financial and M&A executives; a board member of the Cleveland Chapter of the Society of Marketing Executives, a national organization of marketing executives, and a mentor of Civic Innovation Lab, an organization helping new not-for-profit businesses in the Cleveland area.

Jim and his wife, Joni, have endowed the Joni Danna Marra and James P. Marra, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.