Jim Lane founded the New Canaan Society in 1995 in his home in New Canaan, Connecticut. He is a Principal of Devonwood Capital Partners and currently serves on the corporate Boards of Acacia Capital Management, LLC and Payoff.com.
Jim spent 20 years at Goldman Sachs & Co. where he was a General Partner and a founding member of the Firm’s global private equity business. Following Goldman, Jim was Chairman and CEO of SG Capital Partners, the private equity business affiliated with Societe Generale and SG Cowen Securities. Prior to establishing SG Capital Partners, Jim has a BA from Wheaton College and an MBA from Columbia University. He has served on several charitable boards including the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, The Trinity Forum, Wilberforce Forum (Prison Fellowship Ministries).
Jim and his wife, Susie, live in Dorset, Vermont, have three daughters, and two dogs, also female. Jim is a member of NCS Manhattan and NCS Manchester, Vermont (Green Mountain Boys).