Program Mentor at The Bit Factory
James is a serial entrepreneur, currently serving as COO and co-founder of Clusio, Inc., an enterprise healthcare software for managing medical competency. Along with co-founders Jack Hilton and Austin Kettner, James intertwines technical understanding to be able to think in terms of a consumer. Their companies include WonderKiln, a design and development agency and the maker of the popular open source library CameraKit, Quixby.com, Glances, Inkhorn Limited, and Extinct Corporation. James is adept at marketing, brand and strategy, in addition to many other startup necessities. He uses that knowledge to sell vision. James wrote content for Quixby.com and was in charge of customer acquisitions, marketing and branding, facilitating a nationwide marketing campaign to reach, and retain, tens of thousands of users. He works to create a positive, involved image. James graduated Magna Cum Laude from Walsh University with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He studied advanced techniques in biological research and aided in the completion of multiple research programs.
He and his two partners have raised angel funding, grant awards, and are U.S. patent inventors. The patent covers a software method to select multiple components across multiple relationships. James has worked in IT support at Discount Fence Supply and at Hilton Music, Inc. facilitating a multi-state expansion.