James C. Collet
Operating Partner

James C. Collet is CEO of Sheridan Industries, an operationally-oriented private equity firm focused on making direct investments in profitable businesses. Prior to Sheridan Industries, Mr. Collet served as Managing Director and co-Chief Investment Officer for the family office for the Kenneth A. Hersh family, CEO of JetStar Energy Services and President of the Store Fixtures Division of Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEGG). Mr. Collet spent the initial ten years of his career in the investment banking business as a senior executive with Samco Capital Markets and Ernst & Young LLP.

Mr. Collet has served on over a dozen for profit and not-for-profit boards. He has a particular interest in and expertise with corporate governance and effective board of director selection and process implementation to improve operating performance. Throughout his career, Mr. Collet’s focus has been to develop highly effective leadership teams focused on accelerated sales & EBITDA growth in highly-fragmented industries.

Mr. Collet is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and served on the International Board of Directors for the YPO from 2007 – 2010 as well as the International Board of Directors for the World Presidents Organization (WPO) from 2014 – 2016.

Mr. Collet earned a B.B.A. and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.