James previously served as Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Development at Symantec – the global security software leader, leading Symantec's mergers & acquisitions practice, corporate venture investing, and strategic, financial and technology alliances.
He conceived, negotiated and executed Symantec's highly publicized international joint venture with Huawei Technologies, one of China's leading technology companies, and drove the successful billion dollar acquisition of systems management leader Altiris, as well as several other major corporate acquisitions. Prior to Symantec, James was a Managing Director in Credit Suisse First Boston's technology group and spent fifteen years in investment banking, where he worked with many of the leading enterprise and consumer software companies on M&A, initial public offerings, capital raising and restructuring.
James serves on the board of the Potomac School and the non-profit Project Match, and he was appointed to serve on Virginia's Board of Corrections.
James is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and the University of Virginia.more » « less