CEO Jim Edwards
Mr. Edwards is Chief Executive Officer of The Funding Partners. He enforces the global long-term vision of the firm and ensures that the organization, including its technology and investment functions, have the necessary coordination, connectivity, and operating processes.
He leads an active role in the acquisitions and dispositions of farmlands across USA, South Africa, and Asia. Mr. Edwards accomplishes these daunting tasks by working closely with regional operational managers, regional acquisition managers, and client account managers to delegate and obtain valuable information.
Mr. Edwards began his career as an analyst at Barclays Investment Bank before working as a risk advisor to mortgage and insurance clients. He then joined TFP and has been instrumental in developing many foundational processes and capabilities before assuming the role as CEO in 2014. In his various positions, he has been responsible for and led teams dedicated to capital raising, account service, client management, and investor relations.
Mr. Edwards has a BSC in Finance from Bocconi University in Milan and a Masters of Business Administration from the Durham University Business School in the United Kingdom.