James is an experienced executive and advisor in the gaming and tech sector. He is the Founder and CEO of Concept Art House, a leading creative services company for gaming industry. With over 20 years of experience in games and tech, James has held positions as board member, advisory board member, public company officer, and CEO where he led his company from seed financing to a successful exit in 2012.

James is also a partner at Fifth Era, an investment and consulting firm focused on early stage technology companies. He is an active investor and advisor at Blockchain Coinvestors, a leading fund of blockchain venture funds.

James serves on several Advisory Boards both domestic and international including: 1World Online, a Blockchain-powered data and advertising platform; Playfull, a gaming rewards platform company; Redemption games, a leading casual game developer; Readyup, an Esports company focused on connecting and improving gamers of all skill levels; and Tilting point, a next- generation mobile game publisher.

In the non-profit sector, James is a former board member of San Francisco Suicide Prevention and a member of the Business leadership Council for Asian Health Services. He was a former advisor to the Bay Area Council. James is also an advisor to Casual Connect game conferences and Venturebeats’ Gamesbeat, the leading news source for the video games industry.