James Gates is a Partner and Managing Director of TSSP focusing on capital formation and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining TPG in 1995, Jamie was a Partner and Executive Vice President of Starwood Capital Group, L.P., a real estate investment firm based in Connecticut. Jamie worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and served as an Executive Director in its London office beginning in 1987. Prior to 1984, Jamie was associated with the Tax Division of Arthur Andersen LLP in Chicago, specializing in corporate and partnership taxation. Jamie was admitted to the state bars of Illinois and Indiana after graduating with Honors from the Indiana University School of Law. He received a BS with Distinction from DePauw University. Jamie is the Founder and President of the scientific research foundation Alopecia Areata Initiative and sits on the Board of Akili Interactive Labs.