James is the Managing Partner & Co-Founder of SteelBridge Laboratories (The Lab). He works with his team to seed fund and grow each portfolio company. He also provides mentoring and guidance to help ensure that these companies are well-positioned for success. James holds roles on the boards of several of The Lab’s portfolio companies.
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. In 2008 James founded SteelBridge Consulting, a boutique consultancy that he still leads, and he 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 recognized that there were challenges that innovators face that he could help them overcome. James and his co-founders identified the need to create a welcoming community for financial services technology companies. The Lab team thrives by helping FinTech startups succeed.