Having gained invaluable commercial experience early on in his career working in the US for a British manufacturing company, James began his recruitment career at PSD Group, at that point in time a FTSE-listed organisation. He then honed his executive search skills working in the technology practice at Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), the world’s largest executive search and talent consultancy.
Armed with deep tech market and search process knowledge but looking to do something more entrepreneurial, James then joined an ASX-listed HR services provider to help to build a presence in Europe in the technology arena. In 2012 James joined a startup executive search firm as the ‘2nd man in’ to focus on the VC/PE-backed tech landscape; he has since helped a significant number of startups to mature into scaleups and a handful of scaleups to achieve successful exits.
James founded Quartermaster Digital in 2019 in order to better support technology entrepreneurs in scaling their companies.