James N. Orth began his career with IBM spending seven years in various marketing and geographic industry management positions. He then moved to the Oil and Gas industry where he became an officer of a small exploration and drilling company. He subsequently co-founded an investment banking company, which included a securities broker-dealer and a real estate brokerage.
Mr. Orth has an extensive background in the real estate industry as a commercial and residential mortgage broker, having structured and funded syndications and arranged both equity and debt financings. In many situations he acted as a principal as well as in a broker/banker capacity. Jim also co-founded and was an officer of a residential mortgage business process outsourcing company, which was sold after five years of consecutive profitability to an international BPO company. Additionally, Mr. Orth has advised and represented the buyers and sellers in the acquisition and/or merger of a variety of businesses. He has worked closely with Clarion Consulting since its inception and became a partner in 2007.
Jim earned a B.S. from the University of Wyoming with a triple major in Economics, Mathematics-Statistics, and French. He continued his education with graduate work in the MBA program at the University of Colorado, specializing in Finance.