James E. Forrest

“Bob gave a very moving, logical explanation of how misguided the 1619 project is, and how it has the real potential
“Bob gave a very moving, logical explanation of how misguided the 1619 project is, and how it has the real potential to set back race relations for years. I’ve been involved in much of the strategy discussions with Bob and find him to be a firecracker! He makes so much sense, and his efforts to make 1776Unites a success are gaining momentum every day. It is important work; indeed, from my perspective, it is the most important work I am doing, even though I serve on 7 for-profit Boards, and two non-profits. We have an opportunity to re-shape the dialog around race and poverty, and Bob is the man to lead these efforts.”
Chairman of 1776 Board of Advisors, currently serves as Chairman of Shore Capital, a Chicago- based private equity group focused on health care services and the food industry, where he serves on the boards of Innovai Medical, Nova Health Care, Navia Benefit Solutions, Chicago Smile Group, Southern Veterinary Partners, SCP Special Docs, and Main Street Gourmet.

During his more than 30 years in venture capital and private equity Jim has served on more than 35 Boards of Directors of private companies ranging from start-ups to companies with revenues approaching $1 billion. Jim’s focus in all his investments is on developing and implementing strategies for growth, the ultimate foundation for wealth and job creation. Jim also serves on the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.