James Lisko is a managing director and portfolio manager in Mesirow Financial’s Fixed Income Management group. He is responsible for overseeing portfolio management, investment strategy and credit research specializing in cable/satellite, chemical (specialty), food and beverage, gaming, media entertainment, paper and packaging, service and telecommunications industries for the high yield strategies.
James has 25 years of investment management experience. Prior to joining Mesirow Financial in 2017, he was a senior vice president at Pacific Income Advisers. Previously, he was a portfolio manager at Grandview Capital, portfolio manager at JPBT Advisors, senior analyst at Western Asset Management and SunAmerica Investments, and a director of research at Papillon Partners.
James earned joint undergraduate degrees in finance and accounting from Ohio State and an MBA from the University of Miami. He resides and works in Florida, as he has done since 2002.