James Ozanne was born in Oak Park, Ill., and graduated from Oak Park River Forest High School in 1961, where he was active in track and football. He graduated from DePaul University with a B.S. in accounting in 1967. Jim’s work career has been one of increasing responsibilities in the finance industry with companies such as United Rentals, Bank of Maine and Distributed Energy Systems. He currently is an operating partner in Harkness Capital Partners, National Mortgage Insurance and EnSync Energy Systems. Jim and his wife Susan live in Darien. They have four children and nine grandchildren. He is active in the Appalachian Mountain Club, Wee Burn Country Club, the Connecticut Investment Group and the Darien Historical Society. He enjoys tennis, upland shooting and road biking.