James joined Chrysalix EVC in 2010, with a strong background in commercialization, product marketing and technology licensing. He is responsible for primary deal review and advanced due diligence, specializing in the water, waste and mining industries. Prior to joining Chrysalix EVC, James worked in business development at renewable energy start-ups like Exro Technologies where he closed the company’s first strategic partner for their unique multi-stage, direct drive generators designed for wind and other renewable power applications. He has also worked within the commercialization office of leading Canadian institutions where he helped spin-out technology companies, served as an advisor to many life science and energy clients, and executed multiple technology licenses in the renewable energy market.
James also co-founded a web-based community lending service and served as the interim CFO where he facilitated seed round financing, laid the company’s financial foundation, and developed the company’s business model.
James has a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of British Columbia.