James has overseen finance, investment, tax, legal, and risk functions since joining Surterra Holdings, Inc. in 2016. Prior to Surterra, James focused on mergers & acquisitions and restructuring with Perella Weinberg Partners in New York, where he executed over $22 billion in transactions in the Financial Institutions, Defense, Telecom, Media, and Energy spaces. James began his career with Dory Ventures, a consumer family investment office, where he acted as a turnaround consultant for portfolio companies.
James received his degree in Foreign Affairs of the Middle East from the University of Virginia and his MBA from Columbia University. He is based in Atlanta.