Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
James's field of interest and experience is entrepreneurship and the scaling of new ventures. His research focuses on efficient models of high-growth small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
James previously served as the Executive Director of Saïd Business School’s Entrepreneurship Centre and led the development of the Launch Pad community.
He received his BSc from Westminster College and his MBA from Saïd Business School, where he is currently reading for his DPhil.
James has enjoyed a successful career as an entrepreneur, principal investor, strategic adviser and business philanthropist.
James founded and led several organisations, including Insurance Point, which provides insurance benefits to healthcare employees at hundreds of hospitals across the US (sold to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co in July 2014); Ebenefits.com, a successful web-based HR benefits administration system (sold to UPMC in 2007); and Versa Ventures, a management consulting and investment firm.
James was CEO of the Children’s Miracle Network, an organisation dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising three-quarters of a billion dollars for children’s hospitals under his leadership.