James Carey


James Carey is a Partner at Next Sparc and Head of M&A at the firm. At Next Sparc, James is responsible for origination, analyzing new investment opportunities, due diligence, execution, portfolio optimization, and working with our partner companies on strategic initiatives and growth partnerships.


James Carey is a Partner at Next Sparc Growth Partners who leads the Business Development efforts and Strategic Growth Initiatives at the firm. Before joining Next Sparc, James was a Senior Vice President and the Head of Business Development at Peterson Partners, a diversified private investment firm focused on growth equity and venture capital investments. Prior to joining Peterson Partners, James was a Director at H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with over $55 billion of equity capital under management. James sat across the entire family of funds at H.I.G. Capital throughout his tenure at the firm. Before working with H.I.G. Capital, James was an Associate at New River Capital Partners, an affiliate of Huizenga Holdings, where he was responsible for Corporate Development.

James received a B.S. in Business Administration from The University of Vermont. He has lived in South Florida for over 18 years and enjoys traveling, snowboarding, golf, lacrosse, spearfishing, and mountain biking.