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James Cornell

Operating Partner

James Cornell was appointed an Operating Partner of Exponent in 2020.

James was previously CEO of Lowell Group, an Exponent investment between 2008 and 2011.

As founder and former CEO of Lowell Group for 16 years; James led and grew the business to become the pre-eminent pan-European credit management business including large complex mergers with businesses operating in the DACH and Nordic regions. Prior to this, James worked at WPP and Equifax plc.

James has a special interest in people, culture and leadership skills and will focus on Financial Services opportunities.


Operating Partners bring an industrial perspective to assessing opportunities and delivering transformation.