Perkiomen School News

Head of School Mark A. Devey Announces James Ratigan as 149th Commencement Speaker

Head of School Mark A. Devey announced that James (Jim) Ratigan P ‘17 will address the Class of 2024 at Perkiomen School’s 149th commencement on May 25, 2024.

Ratigan is Co-President of Rockefeller Capital Management’s Strategic Advisory Group and a member of the firm’s Management Committee, specializing in providing strategic advice and mergers and acquisitions execution.

After graduating with honors from Brown University in 1991, Ratigan began his career on Wall Street with Merrill Lynch.  Prior to joining Rockefeller Capital Management in late 2021, Ratigan also spent several years with Deutsche Bank and Leerink Partners.

Throughout his career, Ratigan has worked on hundreds of public and private deals across a broad range of industries, regions, and types of strategic advisory assignments.  He has advised several Fortune 500 companies, as well as private companies and Private Equity and Venture Capital firms.  Ratigan has advised on several high-profile transactions and received multiple acknowledgments and distinctions, including Dealmaker Magazine’s “Forty under Forty” and the New York Times’ “Next Generation of Dealmakers.”

Ratigan is a member of Perkiomen School’s Board of Trustees and a member of the Brown University Football Association Board.

“Jim Ratigan is a talented and engaged member of our Board, with a wide range of experience in the banking industry,” says Devey. “As a parent of a Perkiomen graduate, Jim is also well-versed in the educational journey of our students, and he has echoed our entrepreneurial spirit in his own life. We are honored to include him as an integral part of our Commencement celebration.”