Jim Wise's Biography
Jim P. Wise joined Haddington’s management team in July 2005 at the initial closing for HEP III, and prior to that served two portfolio companies in Fund II as a senior advisor. He retired as an active member of the GP effective December 31, 2015, and remains on the boards of Fairway Energy Partners LLC, IACX LLC, and Tristream Energy LLC.
Mr. Wise has more than 50 years of operational and financial experience with several public companies. During his business career, he has served in a lead role in over $7 billion in financing transactions and over 100 acquisitions.
Mr. Wise previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Integrated Electrical Services (NYSE: IES), which he co‑founded in 1997. His primary duties included responsibility for acquisitions as well as evaluating and selecting management teams. Prior to joining Integrated Electrical Services, he served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Sterling Chemicals, where he restructured and sold the company. Mr. Wise spent ten years at Transco Energy Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and served on the Board of Directors. While at Transco, he served as President and Director of several unregulated subsidiaries.
Mr. Wise is a native Houstonian and a University of Houston Bauer College of Business alumnus. He was named outstanding alumnus in 2000. In addition, he was appointed to the University of Houston’s Board of Regents in April 2006, by then Governor Rick Perry. Mr. Wise is a member of the University of Houston Energy Policy Advisory Board. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas and is active in several charitable and civic organizations.