James M. FreelandManaging Director
Jamie joined Summit Partners in 2010 as a member of Summit Partners Credit Advisors, which he cofounded. Today, as Chief Investment Officer of Summit Credit, he heads the firm's credit investment team.
Jamie has extensive experience in leveraged finance, particularly in the area of private loan origination. Prior to Summit, he worked for Guggenheim Investment Management as a member of the leveraged credit investment team and focused on special situations, including originating proprietary investment opportunities as well as debt restructurings. Prior to that, he worked at J.H. Whitney & Co. in a leveraged credit investing group focusing on the gaming, leisure, healthcare, real estate and packaging industries.
Jamie holds a BA in economics from The College of William & Mary.