James S. Crain



James S. Crain


Mr. Crain is a Partner with EnCap Investments L.P., where he is actively involved in the origination and portfolio management of EnCap’s upstream investments. Prior to rejoining EnCap in 2012, Mr. Crain worked for Insight Equity, a turnaround and special situations private equity fund with approximately $1 billion under management. While at Insight, Mr. Crain co-led turnarounds for companies in the energy, infrastructure and recreational vehicle industries. Prior to Insight, Mr. Crain was an Associate at EnCap from 2004 to 2007.

Mr. Crain received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He also received a BBA with highest honors from the Business Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin.

Mr. Crain serves on the board of directors of several EnCap portfolio companies and is a member of the advisory committees for the Petroleum Investment Funds at Stanford University and the Financial Analyst Program at the McCombs School of Business. He is a CFA charterholder.