James A. Staples

Operating Director
(312) 546-7932

Jim has more than 30 years of corporate and investment banking experience in his career serving public and private companies. Prior to City Capital, Jim worked with leading financial firms with a focus on delivering the best capital and advisory solutions to industrial, food, beverage and agribusiness industries and to their owner/stakeholders. Jim is active in the Chicago community currently as President of the Lyric Opera of the Chicago, Guild Board of Directors and is active in various other civic causes. Jim has been continually active and participated in the food industry forums, events and trade organizations.

Industries Covered:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Agribusiness
  • Industrial


Starshak Winzenburg Investment Bankers, Chicago
BOK Financial, Chicago/Tulsa
BMO Capital Markets, Chicago
The Sumitomo Group, Chicago, Tokyo
UBS, New York, Chicago


New York University, Advanced Management Certificate Program
University of Miami, B.B.A.
University of Wisconsin, B.S.