10 years payments veteran and start up specialist
Hackathon Mentor and Judge
Work with early stage start ups for VC readinss
Hi, I'm James, pleased to 'meet' you!
I worked in the payment space for the best part of a decade and know the industry extremely well so any areas you may need help or information on I can certainly assist.
Working in payments took me into the start up and VC arena and its an area I have absolutely fallen in love with. I love talking to passionate people building cool tech and helping them where I can. I host, judge and mentor at some of the biggest Hackathons globally and have strong connections into private equity and VC funds as well as some HNI and Angel investors.
More than happy to help anyone that needs it andit isn't just a one off conversation, if you are in or around London then always happy to meet up to provide continual support if your idea has potential.
James has proven to be an extremely valuable person to work with. He has shown an amazing amount of passion not only for his own business area within Barclays but for our overall business and its future development. He has mastered the personal touch and I would highly recommend the chance to work with James on payment services or any other endeavour. He is ambitious, driven and has a real understanding of business requirements. A pleasure to work with.
James is resilient and ambitious and consequently he is always on the look-out for his next big achievement. His goal-orientation, coupled with his skill in taking the lead and influencing decision, make him a very effective salesperson.
James is a hungry sales person whom in the three years I have known him has not only hit target but surpassed it in some style, he has a great work ethic and I would not hesitate to employ James again.
I recruited James in to this role based on his evident hunger to succeed, drive, determination and clear sales ability. From day one I was not disappointed, his approach and enthusiasm meant he was very quickly delivering. James displayed a desire to learn and develop that was unparalleled and was a pleasure to work with. I cannot recommend him highly enough.