James Katzman

James Katzman

Senior Vice President, Business Development, GE

Appointed October 2021

James Katzman
Biography

Jim Katzman is Senior Vice President, Business Development for GE. Appointed in October 2021, he is responsible for GE’s global portfolio strategy, M&A, divestitures, and paid partnership development initiatives.

Prior to joining GE, Jim was a partner and Head of M&A for the West Region at Goldman Sachs, where he specialized in M&A across a variety of industries. He serves as a Director of The Hershey Company and Brinker International, Inc. He is also on the boards of the Milton Hershey School, Hershey Trust Company, San Francisco Ballet, and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley in Arizona. In addition, he serves on the Advisory Board for the Program for Financial Studies at Columbia Business School, where he guest lectures on M&A topics.

Jim earned an AB from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he was a Merit Fellow. He and his wife Sandy have four children and live in Paradise Valley, AZ.