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Bay Colony Capital was formed to bring a wider range of services and market access to their middle market and lower middle market clients. Bay Colony is structured to be responsive to these companies. With expansion in Pittsburgh, PA Bay Colony's Northeast locations allow the team to work on transactions anywhere in the country. The Bay Colony Senior level team members bios are listed below:

Jim Croop - Rochester, NY - Founder of Bay Colony Capital, LLC. Jim is the former Managing Director of Artisan Investment Banking in Rochester, NY. Jim formed Artisan, a boutique investment banking firm after a successful tenure at Argilus Investment Banking. Artisan conducted several early-stage capital transactions, as well as sell-side and strategic advisory services to a number of firms. Jim’s prior experience included transactions which ranged from the sale of a multi-outlet automotive parts retail chain to a national competitor, to debt-restructuring for an electronics manufacturing facility and a metal distribution firm, subsequently sold to a national competitor. Jim has worked on transactions in regions from NY to Alabama, North Carolina and Texas, as well as in Canada, South Korea and China. Prior to joining Argilus, Jim worked with ValuQuest Business Appraisals at Bonadio & Co., LLP (a Top 100 accounting firm in NYS) conducting business valuation studies for a variety of industries. He also did private consulting for an international payroll firm located in NY and Monterrey, Mexico. Jim was the CFO at the Center for Governmental Research, a management consulting firm for 14 years. His responsibilities included productivity and economic analysis, forecasting, budgeting, project management as well as HR and computer network responsibilities. Jim also conducted financial research on a number of studies. Jim received his BS from St. John Fisher College and his MBA from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester. Jim is a member of the Greater Rochester Enterprise International Business Council.

 Yi Xie Kiley Rochester, NY In addition to Yi's work with Bay Colony Advisors Yi is the owner of Yao Yao Consulting, LLC.  She is a native Chinese speaker who lived in China for 24 years.  She completed her bachelor’s degree in China and MS degree in Information Technology in the US.  She has expertise in international business involving China. Yi is a member of the Greater Rochester Enterprise International Business Council.

Rochester, NY-based Yao Yao Consulting, LLC provides expertise in Chinese language negotiation and translation. Services offered include assistance with identifying Chinese manufacturers and/or distributors for your product, negotiation of terms with the Chinese business, translation of documents to and from Chinese, and on-site representation in China for business negotiations.  Yao Yao Consulting also offers lessons in Chinese language and culture for business. For Yao Yao she can be reached at or 585-705-0797


USA Partner

JT Jacus - Rochester, NY - JT has over 15 years in the commercial finance industry. As a Senior Advisor JT brings specialized skills in asset-based lines of credit as well as traditional and commercial lending. He has held key positions at Crusader Securities, Keltic Financial, Citibank, Diamond Business Credit and most recently at Crestmark Bank. . JT's experience, professional endeavors, and personal involvement in the communities where he works has assisted him  in providing working capital solutions to middle and lower middle market firms. JT earned a BS in finance from Canisius College  JT is also an Advisory Board member of the Upstate NY Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association


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