James Schaye is a lifelong retailer and an expert in origination, negotiation and implementation of retail asset redeployment strategies. After beginning his career with Raymond’s Department Store, his family’s business, James worked for Federated Department Stores In several capacities. Before co founding Hudson Capital Partners, LLC, James spent 15 years with Gordon Brothers and Schottensteln Corp., specializing In strategic store closings, asset recovery of inventory, fixtures, underlying real estate and leases. He is a graduate of New York University and pursued his MBA at Babson College. Over the years, James has participated In a variety of high profile transactions for numerous high profile retailers including the following companies: JC Penney, Home Base, Pic’ n Pay Home Centers, Federated Department Stores, Service Merchandise,Target (Mervyn’s and Marshall Fields), Saks Fifth Avenue, Channel Home Centers, Kmart, Bradlees, and Caldors, just to name a few.