James joined Qatalyst in 2008 and leads its Internet and FinTech practices. James previously worked at Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley and has 20+ years of experience in investment banking. His clients have included Kiva, PillPack, Twitch and Zoox on their acquisitions by Amazon, Motorola Mobility, Fitbit and Dropcam on their acquisitions by Google, Afterpay on its proposed sale to Block, Pixar on its sale to Disney, Google on its acquisitions of YouTube and DoubleClick, Priceline on its acquisition of Bookings, HomeAway on its sale to Expedia, OpenTable on its sale to Priceline, HotelTonight on its sale to AirBnb, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom and Happy Returns on their acquisitions by PayPal, Verifone on its sale to Francisco Partners, Intuit on its acquisition of Credit Karma, Wealthfront on its proposed sale to UBS, Galileo Financial Technologies on its sale to SoFi, BitGo on its proposed sale to Galaxy Digital, Shopping.com and Zong on their acquisitions by eBay, Palm on its sale to HP, Sony on its acquisition of Insomniac Games, Gaikai on its sale to Sony, Riot Games on its sale to Tencent, Bungie on the sale of a strategic stake to NetEase, PopCap on its sale to Electronic Arts, Big Fish Games on its sale to Churchill Downs, AppLovin on its acquisition by Orient Hontai Capital, MoPub on its sale to Twitter, Flurry on its sale to Yahoo!, MyFitnessPal on its sale by UnderArmour, Overdrive on its sale to Rakuten, Spredfast on its sale to Vista Equity Partners, Atheros on its sale to Qualcomm, Universal Computer Systems on its merger with Reynolds & Reynolds, Elance on its merger with oDesk, among others.

James is originally from San Francisco and received a degree in Economics from Stanford University.