Jim Walker is both the Head of Private Markets at HOOPP (encompassing real estate, infrastructure, private equity and private credit activities within the private equity portfolio) and Managing Partner of HOOPP Capital Partners (leading the private equity team).
Currently, Jim is Chair of the Board of Champion Petfoods and is also on the Board of Chobani, which are the two largest investments in the HOOPP private equity portfolio. He is also Chair of the Board of Spectrum Healthcare, a leading provincial home healthcare company.
Prior to joining the HOOPP, he co-founded and was Managing Director of Clearspring Capital LP (previously Callisto Capital), a mid-market Canadian private equity firm, which during that time was one of Canada’s top performing mid-market private equity firms.
He was a senior officer (including President and Chief Executive Officer) of Gentra Inc., a leading publicly traded property investment and real estate merchant banking operation, part of the Brookfield group of companies. Before joining Gentra, Jim was a partner with the law firm of Fraser & Beatty (now Dentons), specializing in mergers and acquisitions and securities law.