James A. Runde


James A. Runde

James A. Runde is a Wall Street investment banker specializing in strategic and financial advice. He is a Special Advisor and a former Vice-Chairman of Morgan Stanley. Throughout his career with the firm, he has worked on mergers, privatizations, and restructurings, with a focus on the transportation and infrastructure industries. Since 2006, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Kroger Co., one of the nation’s largest grocery retail chains. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Burlington Resources, a large U.S. oil and gas company, and he serves as a trustee of The Morgan Library & Museum. [ [http://thekrogerco.com/corpnews/corpnewsinfo_pressreleases_09052006.htm The Kroger Co. - Corporate News & Info: Press Releases ] ]

In terms of public service, he has recently been selected to serve on a blue ribbon panel along with Speaker Newt Gingrich, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Senator Bob Kerrey to develop a national strategic plan to defeat Alzheimer's disease. [ [http://channels.isp.netscape.com/celebrity/story.jsp?idq=/ff/story/5722/20071129/1137270051.htm Members of Bipartisan Alzheimer's Study Group Announced; Political and Community Leaders Underscore Strong Support - Netscape Celebrity ] ]

Early Years & Education

One of ten children, Runde grew up in Sparta, Wisconsin. Following his high school graduation, he accepted a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship and enrolled in Marquette University in Milwaukee. In 1969, upon receiving his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for five years on the nuclear energy staff of Admiral Rickover. While on active duty, he attended George Washington University School of Business and earned a master’s degree in finance. [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2004_Jan_20/ai_112349495 Jim Runde to Become a Special Advisor within Morgan Stanley | Business Wire | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ]

James Runde continues to be involved with his alma mater, and in 2000 he was elected to the Board of Trustees of Marquette. [ [http://www.mu.edu/about/leadership/runde.shtml Board of Trustees| Marquette University ] ]

Career

After serving in the United States Navy, James Runde joined Morgan Stanley in 1974 as an associate, specializing in the transportation industry. He led the Transportation Group in Morgan Stanley's Corporate Finance Division for 20 years, and is notable for having won the lead underwriting position for the United Parcel Service (UPS) initial public offering (IPO) in 1999. When it was issued, this was the largest IPO of its time. While managing the Transportation Group at Morgan Stanley, Runde also served as Conrail's financial advisor, overseeing it's privatization, restructuring, recapitalization and sale. He was also involved in the first airline IPO in China, China Eastern. [http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/37/one.html "Training to Work", Fast Company] Runde eventually rose to Vice-Chairman of Morgan Stanley, with responsibilities that included advising clients on strategic and financial matters. Today he continues to work with Morgan Stanley as a Special Advisor. [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2004_Jan_20/ai_112349495 Jim Runde to Become a Special Advisor within Morgan Stanley | Business Wire | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ]

Recently Runde was selected to join the National Transportation Policy group, which is part of the Bipartisan Policy Center, headed by Senators Robert Dole and Tom Daschle. [ [http://www.bipartisanpolicy.org/ht/d/sp/i/604/pid/604 Bipartisan Policy Center >> Transportation >> Project Members ] ]

Personal life

James Runde and his wife Barbara currently reside in New York and have three grown children. [ [http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/37/one.html Training to Work | Fast Company ] ]

Awards

As a result of his many years as a banker at Morgan Stanley, Marquette University's College of Engineering awarded James Runde with its Professional Achievement Award. [ [http://mu.edu/about/leadership/runde.shtml Board of Trustees| Marquette University ] ]

References

Citations

* [http://calbears.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4196/is_19991121/ai_n10557985/pg_2 "Fate delivers for Jim Runde", The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, from findarticles.com]
* [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4196/is_20040123/ai_n10945265 "Runde to join board of Burlington Resources" , The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, from findarticles.com]
* [http://thekrogerco.com/corpnews/corpnewsinfo_pressreleases_09052006.htm "James A. Runde appointed to The Kroger Co. Board of Directors in 2006" ]
* [http://channels.isp.netscape.com/celebrity/story.jsp?idq=/ff/story/5722/20071129/1137270051.htm "Members of Bipartisan Alzheimer's Study Group Announced; Political and Community Leaders Underscore Strong Support"]
* [http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/37/one.html "Training to Work", Fast Company"]
* [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2004_Jan_20/ai_112349495 "Jim Runde to Become a Special Advisor within Morgan Stanley", Findarticles.com]
* [http://mu.edu/about/leadership/runde.shtml "James A. Runde, Board of Trustees", Marquette University]
* [http://www.bipartisanpolicy.org/ht/d/sp/i/604/pid/604 "Bipartisan Policy Center>>Transportation >> Project Members", Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)]


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