James Chapman

Independent Consultant

James Chapman has over 35 years of investment banking experience in a wide range of industries, including aviation/airlines, metals/mining, natural resources/energy, automotive/general manufacturing, financial services, real estate and healthcare. Presently, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Arch Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ARCH), California Resources (NYSE: CRC) and several private companies.

Mr. Chapman also serves as a non-executive Advisory Director of SkyWorks Capital, LLC, an aviation and aerospace management consulting services company based in Greenwich, Connecticut, which he joined in December 2004. Prior to SkyWorks, he was associated with Regiment Capital Advisors, LP, an investment advisor based in Boston specializing in high yield investments, which he joined in January 2003. Prior to Regiment, Mr. Chapman acted as a capital markets and strategic planning consultant with private and public companies, as well as investment advisers and hedge funds (including Regiment), across a range of industries. Prior to establishing an independent consulting practice, Mr. Chapman worked for The Renco Group, Inc. (a multi-billion dollar private corporation with diverse investment holdings located throughout the world) from December 1996 to December 2001. Prior to Renco, he was a founding principal of Fieldstone Private Capital Group in August 1990. At Fieldstone, he headed the Corporate Finance and High Yield Finance Groups. Prior to joining Fieldstone, Mr. Chapman worked for Bankers Trust Company from July 1985 to August 1990, most recently in the BT Securities capital markets area.

In prior years, Mr. Chapman has served as Director of numerous other companies dating back to 1986. Mr. Chapman has served on committees for the various boards, including audit committee, compensation committee, pricing committee, portfolio management committee, Treasury committee and corporate governance and human resource/nomination committee responsibilities. He has also served on special committees related to “going-private” transactions and other strategic initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, bankruptcies and litigation.

Mr. Chapman received a Master of Business Administration degree with distinction from Dartmouth College in 1985 and was elected an Edward Tuck Scholar. He received his Bachelor of Art degree, with distinction, magna cum laude, at Dartmouth College in 1984 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, in addition to being a Rufus Choate Scholar.