Mr. James joins AMS after a lengthy career as an investment banker in the public finance industry. He started as a quantitative analyst in the asset-backed securities group at EF Hutton and then PaineWebber. Later, Mr. James founded and ran Douglas James Securities, Inc., a securities broker/dealer that specialized in the structuring and sale of FHA and HUD-backed bonds. Mr. James also started a securities derivatives company with Forest City Enterprises, a national real estate developer and investor based in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. James’ responsibilities at AMS include the generation of new business in the health care and housing markets.