Prior to his move to the investor space, James spent 17 years building software and leading software teams in various companies including Microsoft (Xbox, Windows Phone, Windows Workflow, Content Management, and Engineering Excellence) as well as NCompass Labs (Content Management), MPR Teltech (Telecom), and Bell Northern Research/Nortel (Telecom). James has also gained experience in many different verticals over his years working with companies, such as payment and other FinTech systems, healthcare IT, education IT, transportation management, and many others.
James has intimate knowledge of the right ways to build software, including Agile development and software architecture best practices, which he leverages with every company he evaluates and helps succeed.
James has a MSc. In Computer Engineering and makes his home just outside Seattle with his family where he focuses on sports, charitable endeavors, and outdoor activities. At some point he will get his pilot’s license and fly to his engagements.