Mr. James Ashton serves as General Partner at NewSpring Capital. He also serves as Board Member at Ultimus Fund Solutions, E3/Sentinel and Archer IMS. He also serves as Advisor at Safeguard Scientifics. Previously, Jim served as the Managing Partner of JA3Partners, an executive advisory firm that he founded in January 2011. Prior to starting his own firm, Jim was a Division Chief Executive Officer for SunGard's Financial Systems division, a $2.5 billion business with 13,000 employees worldwide. While at SunGard, Jim led software and service businesses in the areas of Wealth Management, Insurance, Corporate Treasury, Trading, Risk Management, Brokerage and Consulting Services. He also served as Director at Ashton Capital Partners. He also sponsored and integrated numerous key acquisitions and played an important role in SunGard's $11.3 billion leveraged buyout in 2005 with a consortium of private equity firms including SilverLake Partners, TPG, KKR, Bain Capital, Blackstone, Providence Equity and Goldman Sachs. Prior to SunGard, Jim held senior management positions at Premier Solutions, a Safeguard Scientifics technology company that was acquired by SunGard in 1997. He began his career at EDS in Dallas where he held various technical, sales and managerial positions during a span of 10 years.