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James Robertus Sass

James Robertus Sass, American international commodities trader. Decorated two Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, others; recipient grant and scholarship National Science Foundation, Oklahoma State University, 1962, Texas Chemical Council award, 1963.


  • Sass, James Robertus was born on March 6, 1945 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Andrew Michael and Norma Bea (Hegwer) Sass.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts in Behavioral Science, College of Marin, 1974. Bachelor, San Francisco State University, 1976.


    • Development finance manager California Equity Investment Group, San Rafael, California, 1974-1976. Vice president finance Group 80, Inc., San Francisco, 1976-1980. President Massachusetts Plan, Inc., Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1980-1982, Republic Mortgage & Investment Corporation, Cocoa Beach, Florida, 1982-1986, Interamerican University Finance & Trade Group, Miami, 1986-1988, Ocean Star International Corporation, San Rafael, 1988-1990.

      Partner Orchid International, since 1990. Managing partner J.R. Sass and Associates, since 1988. President Interamerican University Food Products, 1990-1993.

      Partner Four C's International Corporation, 1991-1993. General partner Equity Partners IV, 1991-1993, Cencal Development Fund, San Rafael, 1991-1992, Cencal Development Fund II, San Rafael, 1993. Board directors Morning Star Farms, Firebird International, Inc., Petaluma, California, Zelinsky Center and Museum, Moscow, Cybertech Joint Venture, Minsk, Republic of Belarus, Land and Timber Holdings, limited, Belize City, Belize, International Peninsular S.A. de Curriculum Vitae, Mexico.

      Consultant Mitsui Trading Company, Georgetown, Grand Cayman, since 1986. Chairman United States Trade Advisory Board, Washington, since 1993.


    • Author: (pamphlet) Investing in Mexican Real Estate, 1988.


    Past chapter president United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, Vacaville, California, 1978. State vice president Young Republican, Bishop, Texas, 1963-1964. Member American Veterans Alliance, San Rafael, 1990.

    Sergeant United States Army, 1966-1972, Vietnam. Member United States Council for International Business, American Association Exporters and Importers, United States Chamber of Commerce, American Legion, Union Entrepreneurs Republic of Belarus, San Francisco International Association, Mensa, World Trade Center Club, Commonwealth Club California (San Francisco).



    Sailing, travel, martial arts, archaeology, international law study.


    • Married Diane Marie Quandt, July 12, 1979 (divorced 1991). Children: Charlene, John, Carridad.
    • father: Andrew Michael Sass
    • mother: Norma Bea (Hegwer) Sass
    • spouse: Diane Marie Quandt
    • children: Charlene Sass
    • John Sass
    • Carridad Sass
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    Born March 6, 1945
    (age 72)
    • 1974
      College of Marin
    • 1976
      San Francisco State University
    • 1974 - 1976
      Development finance manager, California Equity Investment Group
      San Rafael, California, United States
    • 1976 - 1980
      vice president, finance Group 80
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1980 - 1982
      president, Massachusetts Plan
      Pittsfield, Vermont, United States
    • 1982 - 1986
      president, Massachusetts Plan
      Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
    • 1986 - 1988
      president, Massachusetts Plan
      Miami, Florida, United States
    • 1988
      managing partner, J.R. Sass and Associates
    • 1990
      partner, Orchid International
    • 1990 - 1993
      president, InterAmerican Food Products
    • 1991 - 1992
      general partner, Equity Partners IV
      San Rafael, California, United States
    • 1991 - 1993
      partner, Four C's International Corporation
    • 1991 - 1993
      general partner, Equity Partners IV
    • 1993
      general partner, Equity Partners IV
      San Rafael, California, United States
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