James has a rich history of fostering entrepreneurship, both in the financial services sector and the early-stage FinTech space. His work began as a management consultant tasked with solving the challenges of private capital fund managers and implementing process and technology to help improve their portfolio assets. Inspired by these efforts and driven by a desire to solve systemic industry gaps, James joined the management team of an early stage Private Capital FinTech company, Investran, and was part of that management team as Investran was sold to SunGard in 2006. James then founded SteelBridge Consulting, a boutique consultancy that he still leads, and has shepherded its grown to a nationally-recognized provider of services to the global Private Capital marketplace.
Through his efforts as an entrepreneur and consultant James continues to solve industry gaps by helping FinTech startups succeed with the support of SteelBridge Laboratories. In The Lab, James works with the Lab team to seed fund and grow each portfolio company, and then works with the founders and management teams through revenue generation and later-stage investing rounds.