Kendrick Ashton, Jr. is the Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The St. James, a leading developer and operator of performance, wellness and lifestyle brands, experiences, technologies and destinations.
Prior to founding The St. James, Mr. Ashton was a founding member and Managing Director of Perella Weinberg Partners, a global boutique financial services firm. Before joining Perella Weinberg, he was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and gained legal experience at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
Mr. Ashton received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a Merit Scholar and the Earl Dickerson Public Service Scholar, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, where he was also a Merit Scholar. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the College of William and Mary.
Mr. Ashton is a member of the Board of Directors of The Cronos Group (NASDAQ: CRON), an innovative global cannabinoid company, the Board of Trustees of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the Board of Trustees of the National Urban League. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Washington and an emeritus member of the Board of Visitors and Foundation Board of the College of William & Mary.