vice chairman of the board, Lumen managing director

James Hislop

James A. Hislop is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of two private equity investment firms -- Penske Capital Partners and, more recently, Transportation Resource Partners ( These firms have raised five investment funds since 1997  and their affiliates have invested over $1 billion primarily in control equity investments in the transportation Industry.

Mr. Hislop was formerly a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch where he managed numerous Fortune 500 and mid-cap company relationships in the United States. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1979 after receiving his BSBA degree from Bucknell University and holds a MBA in Corporate Finance from New York University. 

Mr. Hislop served on the Board of Directors of Penske Corporation for 20 years and numerous portfolio company Boards from 1997 thru 2019. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Endurance Warranty Sales, Tire Group International, Quality Liaison Services and Nacarato Volvo.

Outside of his professional activities, Mr. Hislop is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Lumen Institute. He served as President of the NY Area Chapter of Lumen Institute from 2008 thru 2012. He is a volunteer pilot with Mercy Flights Southeast, Angel Flights Northeast and Patient Airlift Services. Mr. Hislop Co-Founded the 911 Community Memorial Foundation in 2001, an affiliate 501 c 3 organization which benefited 33 families in the Summit NJ area affected by the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. Mr. Hislop served as a Trustee for Kent Place School from 2009 thru 2015 and served as Chairman of the Finance Committee in 2014 and 2015. He is a Co-Founder of the Hislop Family Foundation which benefits “Children, Cancer Research, Christianity and organizations assisting individuals with Cerebral Palsy."