Jim Leroux’s expertise is helping companies to develop and implement their growth strategies and to complete strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, outsourcing and other kinds of transactions. Prior to co-founding Ashby Point Capital, he worked at First Annapolis where he specialized in the payments and transaction processing practice areas, including projects involving card issuing, stored value, merchant acquiring, retailer services, electronic banking, loyalty/rewards, item processing, and various types of transaction processing. There he helped a major retailer negotiate the sale and outsourcing of its $4 billion credit card portfolio and worked with a regional bank on a $2 billion credit card joint venture. He also helped an early stage company negotiate an extensive strategic partnership with a large financial institution, including the financial, marketing and technology components of the partnership. Earlier in his career, Jim was an attorney for Bingham Dana LLP, in Boston, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other strategic transactions and as a financial and legal advisor for early-stage technology companies. Jim graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in economics and received his Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude from Boston College Law School where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Boston College Law Review.