- Chief Financial Officer, Hebrew SeniorLife
James D. Hart joined Hebrew SeniorLife in 2009 as chief financial officer bringing significant financial management experience in senior living and capital markets to HSL. He directs the organization's financial planning, project and corporate financing, and various investment pools. Under his leadership, HSL completed multiple refinancing and recapitalization events, including two tax-exempt bond issuances, which significantly increased HSL’s investment pool and income to support a financially sustainable business model. He is also responsible for HSL’s financial and tax reporting, bond compliance and controls, revenue cycle and cash management, and relations with financial institutions.
Prior to HSL, Jim served as CFO of Benchmark Senior Living, which owns and operates 44 assisted and independent living communities throughout the northeast, and was responsible for the recapitalization of several of the Benchmark private equity portfolios at highly successful investment returns. Prior to Benchmark, he was the CFO of Boston Financial Group, an owner and manager of $7 billion of real estate assets that was acquired by LendLease and Morgan Stanley during his tenure. Earlier in his career, Jim was a private equity manager for the Privest funds in New York and sat on the boards of several of its investee companies, including those that were acquired or completed IPOs at values significantly higher than the original investment amounts. He also completed an IPO as the CFO of Bitstream Inc., after leading the profit turnaround of that software concern. He began his career at Continental Bank in Chicago.
B.A. with Honors in Economics, Trinity College (CT)
MBA, Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College