Jim  Kilman
  • New York

Jim Kilman

Chief Financial Officer

Jim Kilman is Chief Financial Officer of Burford and a member of the Complex Strategies Investment Committee with responsibility for managing and overseeing Burford’s global finances and financial strategy. In that capacity, he oversees Burford’s funding, capital raising, financial reporting and investor relations.

Prior to joining Burford, Jim was Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley, where he served as Burford’s investment banker. He spent 32 years in the investment banking business, including senior roles at Goldman Sachs, ABN AMRO and PaineWebber. Through much of his career, he worked with the management and boards of diversified financial services companies in providing advice on strategy, mergers and restructurings and in raising debt and equity capital. Following his retirement in 2016, he became a Senior Advisor to Burford and founded and became Chief Executive Officer of KielStrand Capital, a family office/merchant bank based in Scarborough, New York.

Jim currently serves on the Board of alpha-En Corporation, Yonkers, NY, a publicly traded provider of lithium metal technology and as a Trustee of the MFS Mutual Funds, Boston, MA, the oldest and one of the largest mutual fund complexes in the US. He previously held Board roles with Recombinetics Inc and ModSpace Corporation, among others.

Jim graduated with an MA and a BA in Economics from Yale University.