James W. Vitalone, CFA, is an oil and gas investment banker with Oberon Securities in New York and has more than 25 years of experience in the investment services industry. Prior to his current position, James was a buy-side and sell-side securities analyst for nearly 15 years, covering companies in the oil and gas, drilling and oil service, and natural gas industries. In the 10 years before becoming an analyst, James was a portfolio manager working with institutional and high net worth clients.
James has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from St. Bonaventure University, an MBA in accounting from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and served as chairman of the CFA Institute's U.S. Advocacy Committee.