James Dinan founded York Capital Management in September 1991 and is the chairman, chief executive officer and a managing partner of the firm. Dinan is a co-portfolio manager of the York Multi-Strategy, York Credit Opportunities, York Event-Driven UCITS funds and York Sub-Advised '40 Act Strategy and the chair of the firm's executive committee.
From 1985 to 1991, he worked at Kellner, DiLeo & Co., where he became a general partner and was responsible for investing in risk arbitrage and special situation investments. From 1981 to 1983, Dinan was a member of the investment banking group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Dinan is currently the chairman of the board of trustees of the Museum of the City of New York and a member of the board of directors of the Alternative Investment Management Association, the Hospital for Special Surgery and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Dinan also serves on the board of dean's advisors for the Harvard Business School and on the board of trustees for the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jamie received a BS in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.