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James West

  • Senior Managing Director
  • Equities
  • New York

James West is a senior managing director at Evercore ISI responsible for research coverage of the sustainable technologies & clean energy, and oil service, equipment & drilling industries. He provides detailed fundamental research on companies involved in solar and wind power, battery and power storage technologies, EV charging, carbon capture, hydrogen, and the drilling and production of oil and natural gas.

Consistently top ranked in Institutional Investor, Mr. West earned a No. 1 position in the oil services & equipment category as well as ranked runner-up in clean energy in 2023.

He also was inducted into the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team Hall of Fame in 2023, a designation for analysts who have earned a No. 1 ranking on at least 10 occasions.

Prior to joining Evercore ISI, Mr. West was a managing director and senior research analyst at Barclays and Lehman Brothers. Earlier in his career, he worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

He serves on the advisory board of the Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability.

Mr. West earned a B.A. in economics and a minor in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.