James Maloney | The JHM Group

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James Maloney is the Founder & President of The JHM Group, an advisory firm that specializes in public affairs strategies for private capital firms. He is an accomplished financial communications and public affairs executive with extensive experience in corporate strategy, financial public policy and legislative affairs, financial and political media relations, M&A communications, issues management, and stakeholder engagement.


He was previously a senior member of the Financial Communications & Capital Markets practice at the global public relations firm Edelman, where he led client engagements with U.S.-based and international private equity firms, venture capital firms, hedge funds, and institutional investors.


Earlier, James was the Head of Public Affairs and Communications for the American Investment Council, the leading private equity industry trade association. He directed the Council’s external affairs, media relations, and coalition management, and advised on government relations. James was instrumental in the Council’s successful lobbying efforts during the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and its regulatory work with the SEC and U.S. Treasury Department. He also served as the Council’s principal spokesperson, quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, Politico, The Hill, and trade publications.


James has also led policy and communications for numerous U.S. Congressional campaigns and worked in corporate strategy roles.


He currently serves on the Executive Board of Venture for America and Sustaining Board of YOUTH INC, and resides in Manhattan.


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