Jim Goldfarb, Managing Partner
Jim Goldfarb is a Founder of Broadstream and is the firm's Managing Partner. Since Broadstream opened in 2001, Jim has lead all of Broadstream capital raising and M&A transactions. Immediately prior to Broadstream, Jim was the Vice President of Corporate Development at MP3.com. At MP3.com, Jim negotiated and structured the company's key strategic relationships. Previously, Jim was a Principal at Knowledge Universe, a private investment firm backed by the Milken family and Larry Ellison focused on acquisitions of education and training companies. Jim led transactions ranging from $7 million venture investments to $100 million buyouts. Prior to Knowledge Universe, Jim was an associate at Bain Capital. At Bain, Jim closed successful transactions in the technology, communications, and sporting goods industries. Jim began his career as an analyst at McKinsey & Company, where he participated as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies in the transportation, healthcare, and telecommunications industries.
Jim graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University where he was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa. (His mother insisted that the last part be included). In his four years at Duke, he did not miss a single home basketball game. Jim serves on the board of Global Conference Partners, and Peace Over Violence, a Los Angeles based non-profit. Jim and his wife and two daughters live in Los Angeles.