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James Russell Berdell

James Russell Berdell, American venture capitalist, investment manager. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grantee, 1967; Drexel University scholar, 1962. Member San Francisco Society Security Analysts, West Coast Venture Capitalists Society, Chartered Finance Analysts, Commonwealth Club California, University Club, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Rho.

Background

  • Berdell, James Russell was born on March 23, 1944 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Russell Warren and Helen Dorothy (Schmidt) Berdell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Drexel University, 1967. Master of Science in Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969.

    Career

    • Portfolio manager Hillsborough Capital Corporation, San Francisco, 1969-1971. Finance analyst Mitchum, Jones & Templeton, 1971-1973. Director of research Schuman, Agnew & Company, 1973-1975.

      Partner Montgomery Securities, 1975-1982. President Berdell, Welling & Company, Menlo Park, California, since 1982.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Member San Francisco Society Security Analysts, West Coast Venture Capitalists Society, Chartered Finance Analysts, Commonwealth Club California, University Club, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Rho.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, skiing, swimming, music.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Cecilia Clark, November 27, 1971. 1 child, Lauren Kimberly.
    • father: Russell Warren Berdell
    • mother: Helen Dorothy (Schmidt) Berdell
    • spouse: Mary Cecilia Clark
    • child: Lauren Kimberly Berdell
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    Born March 23, 1944
    (age 73)
    Nationality
    • 1967
      Drexel University
    • 1969
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1969 - 1971
      Portfolio manager, Hillsborough Capital Corporation
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1971 - 1973
      finance analyst, Mitchum
    • 1973 - 1975
      director, of research Schuman
    • 1975 - 1982
      partner, Montgomery Securities
    • 1982
      president, Berdell
      Menlo Park, Gauteng, South Africa