James W. Lintott has extensive experience managing all aspects of private foundations. During his years as head of one of the nation's largest private foundations, and as Founder and Chair of Sterling Foundation Management, Mr. Lintott has developed a tremendous reservoir of skills, knowledge and judgment spanning both the technical and practical aspects of non-profit and foundation management.
Prior to turning his full focus to private foundation management, Lintott was chief financial officer of a division of a $35 billion privately held company, where he worked closely with the principals and played a critical role in a variety of important philanthropic endeavors.
Mr. Lintott received his J.D. (with distinction) from Stanford Law School, as well as an M.A. in applied economics and B.A. degrees (Phi Beta Kappa) in economics and political science from Stanford University. He was a senior editor of Stanford Law Review. Lintott was also instrumental in developing the non-profit Stanford Law School Asian Trade Consortium, and was a founding member of the non-profit Stanford Law and Business Society.
Lintott serves on the boards of a number of nationally known charities, including the Tax Foundation and is an advisory board member of the American Festival of the Arts. Lintott was also a vice chair of the Asia Society’s Annual Benefit and was named a US-Japan Fellow. He is a founder and director, along with his wife, of their family foundation.