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Prior to joining Gate One, James spent over 15 years supporting the Payments and Partnership Finance practices at Accenture and First Annapolis, respectively.

James’ experience spans several cross-functional areas including partnership credit card arrangements, rewards program support, mergers & acquisitions, business operations and risk management. James has experience advising many of the most successful brands in the U.S. across different product types, channels, and economic/operating structures. James has worked across multiple disciplines with the Payments space, giving him a unique understanding of the payments value chain.


  • MBA, Emory University
  • BS, University of Maryland, Finance

Areas of Focus

Payments strategy development and solutioning, loyalty / rewards program optimization, strategic sourcing, contract negotiation, partnerships / alliances, POS-based credit / payments, consumer credit FinTechs, program / portfolio management, and buy and sell-side M&A support