Our Team

Jim Long: Prior to co-founding VentureCross, Jim was a Vice President and Business Development officer for Waterside Capital, a publicly traded S.B.I.C., managing their Metro DC office. Before opening Waterside's DC office, he was a principal with Winston Partners, a McLean, Virginia based alternative investment firm. Both Waterside and Winston sought long-term capital appreciation through private equity, and in the case of Waterside, subordinated debt investments in carefully selected developing and middle market companies. Targeted industries included: technology, financial services, telecommunications, business services, publishing, retail and manufacturing.

Prior to joining Winston, Jim, a licensed attorney, was involved with commercial real estate investments and management consulting as the founder and president of Capital Strategies, Inc., and as an assistant to the president and in-house counsel for Jos. L. Muscarelle, Inc. a commercial real estate development firm.  He is currently on the boards of Lowers Risk Group, and ScatterVault.  Jim has a J.D. from William & Mary's Marshall Wythe School of Law, and a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Jim can be reached at 703-386-1173 X 101.


James Reddish: Prior to co-founding VentureCross James spent 3 years in the Reston, Va. office of the Technology and Life Sciences Division of Comerica Bank (formerly Imperial Bank). In that capacity he focused on developing relationships with venture capital firms in the Mid-Atlantic region with particular focus in Northern Virginia, Maryland and the greater Philadelphia area.

Immediately prior to joining Comerica he spent 3 years on the management team of a start-up medical device company. In addition he spent 6 years with The Latrobe Group, a Baltimore based private investment group, which invested in both private companies as well as real estate. In that capacity he had significant responsibility for: deal sourcing, negotiating and structuring transactions; tactical and strategic planning; development of partnering relationships. He began his career in commercial banking in Baltimore, primarily with Maryland National Bank. James has served in an advisory capacity with a number of early stage companies and has been actively involved with the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association and Philadelphia Venture Association where he regularly acts as a coach for presenting companies. He is currently on the board of Fiberight, and Alexander Industries. He has a BS in Business from Salisbury State University.

James can be reached at 703-386-1173 X 102

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