Who's Who of Top Executives

James Carlyle West

Title: Senior Managing Director
Company: Evercore
Location: New York, New York, United States

James Carlyle West, senior managing director at Evercore, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in investment research.

With over two decades of experience in investment research, Mr. West is a seasoned professional with a deep understanding of the markets and a keen focus on sustainability and clean energy. He has excelled as senior managing director at Evercore, a global independent investment banking advisory firm, since 2014. In his role, he leads coverage analysis for oil field services and sustainable technologies while also heading energy equity research.

Mr. West’s journey in the industry began at Lehman Brothers Inc., an American global financial services firm, in 2000, where he honed his skills and expertise over eight years before transitioning to Barclays plc in 2008. At Barclays, a British multinational universal bank, headquartered in London, England, he continued to excel in investment research until joining Evercore in 2014.

Mr. West holds a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earned in 2000. Throughout his career, he has received numerous accolades, including being named to the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team Hall of Fame in 2023.

A passionate advocate for sustainability and clean energy, Mr. West actively contributes to the industry’s growth and development. He serves on the advisory board of the Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability and engages in charity work at Grace Church in Manhattan.

In his personal life, Mr. West enjoys spending time with his family and attending theater performances. Looking ahead, he aspires to continue excelling in his current role at Evercore while also exploring opportunities to transition into corporate roles at an investment bank or in government.

Mr. West’s success is attributed to his hard work, persistence, and intellectual curiosity, coupled with his belief that sustainability and clean energy will shape the future of the economy. He finds fulfillment in mentoring others in the industry and contributing to the advancement of clean energy technologies.

The most rewarding aspect of Mr. West’s career is the recognition and visibility he has gained with institutional investors and corporate management. His expertise and insights are highly valued, making him a trusted advisor in the investment community.

Reflecting on his journey, Mr. West acknowledges the influence of mentors who have guided him along the way. He believes in the importance of continuous learning and exploration, striving to stay ahead of industry trends and share his knowledge with others. His dedication to sustainability, coupled with his expertise in investment research, positions him as a respected leader in the industry. He remains committed to driving positive change and making a meaningful impact in the world of finance and clean energy.

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