Former Cox Enterprises, Strategy and Investments Lead – Chief Strategy Officer, Rhythmic Ventures
James is an industry leader in developing disruptive innovation strategy for enterprises and has been involved with establishing 4 different early-stage accelerator fund programs, including Techstars Atlanta, Bridge Community, and Engage Atlanta. For these programs he has participated in Board-level advisory, company selection, mentoring, deal structuring, and numerous other activities that represented over 50 early-stage companies.
He also managed a corporate venture portfolio with nearly $1B of invested capital and has executed buy, sell, and investment transactions worth over $500M across many different industries. His diversified experience in innovation strategy development and venture investing give him a unique perspective on how to drive value for both early-stage companies and large enterprises.
James also hold an MBA in Finance & Entrepreneurship from Emory Goizueta School of Business.