Founder Elephas Ventures
James is a builder that helps visionary CEOs manifest precision organization and results. He has been a cryptocurrency investor since 2013, is the founder of Elephas Ventures and was the CEO of Elephas Ventures, a retained consultancy and direct investments firm that helps accelerate mission-driven blockchain projects into developed community ecosystems with traction.
Previously, James co-founded DNA.fund and has spent much of his career as a leader of media and new product businesses, including serving as VP Distribution Business Development at Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group. He developed original programming and subscription OTT distribution strategy and partnerships with partners such as Comcast, Facebook, Snap, YouTube, Vivendi, Verizon and Amazon. As SVP of Business Development at Machinima, he built OTT content windowing/distribution from the ground up, across Europe, The Americas and Asia. James was SVP Strategic Planning & Broadcast Operations at Playboy TV with a product set spanning 21 TV networks in North America and Europe, and providing VOD content to 200+ worldwide affiliates. James served as COO and CFO at Synergy Beverages, Director Business Development at Turner Broadcasting, and as an analyst at Zone Ventures LLP and KPMG's Digital Media Incubator.
James is a decorated veteran serving in US Navy during Operation Desert Storm and also an adventure travel and wellness enthusiast.