Mr. James A. Unruh
James A. Unruh is the managing principal of Alerion Capital Group, LLC, a private equity and management advisory firm headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Alerion invests in technology sector later-stage, middle market companies. Alerion’s focus is directed at providing management resources to our portfolio companies.
Mr. Unruh’s extensive professional experience includes general management, marketing and financial positions in several large publicly held companies, where he successfully completed turnarounds, joint ventures, acquisitions, divestments, and debt and equity financings.
Previous to founding Alerion Capital Group, Jim held the title of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Unisys Corporation from 1990 to 1997. He re-engineered its business portfolio, organizational structure and culture, and led its financial revitalization.
Mr. Unruh is a member of the board of directors for CSG Systems International, Inc. In addition, he serves as a director of various privately held companies in connection with his position at Alerion.
Mr. Unruh’s philanthropic involvement has encompassed several distinguished organizations. Jim serves as the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Jamestown, a private liberal arts college in North Dakota. He previously served as a member of the Presbyterian Board of Pensions, Princeton Theological Seminary and served as chairman of the Board of The Franklin Institute.
In his own community in Paradise Valley, Arizona, Jim is an active member of Valley Presbyterian Church where he served on Session as an Elder and has led several project initiatives.
Mr. Unruh was born in Goodrich, North Dakota. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Jamestown, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Denver and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Drexel University.