James R. Billings

James R. Billings


  • Expertise in merger and acquisition consulting, valuations and strategic planning; extensive work with automotive financing companies.
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of the National Vehicle Leasing Association and American Automotive Leasing Association.
  • More than three decades of experience in the equipment leasing and finance industry.

Jim Billings, a consultant at The Alta Group, has worked in the financial services industry for more than 30 years. His areas of expertise are merger and acquisition consulting, valuations of financial companies, and strategic planning. His background also includes significant experience working with automotive financing companies.

Prior to joining Alta, Jim spent 25+ years with Kropschot Financial Services, most recently as executive vice president. There, he served as an investment banker and arranged the sale or merger of more than 30 companies across the country. He also helped clients obtain equity or debt capital, plus led due diligence reviews for acquisitions and provided expert witness testimony. Earlier in his career, Jim worked for Commercial Credit Company (currently part of CitiGroup) and managed both the strategic planning and corporate development departments.

In addition, his accomplished career includes serving on the Board of Directors of the National Vehicle Leasing Association, Automotive Leasing Association, Consumer Bankers Association, American Financial Services Association and Transportation Markets Seminar. Jim also is a regular author of articles related to lease financing and other lending topics for various association and industry newsletters.

He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where he obtained both B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Business Administration.

Contact Information

James R. Billings
+1 410 729 1800
+1 202 262 4133 (mob)
+1 410 729 8550 (fax)