Co-Founder and CEO of Giving Assistant, James embodies a mix of creative inspiration, driven ambition, and steady follow through needed for startup leadership. With 11 years of Consumer Internet and Marketplace experience under his belt, James is a leader our team can trust to make our vision a reality.
James knows firsthand the powerful impact of online consumerism and wanted to use this force for the greater good. Enter, Giving Assistant. This new startup venture has blended his expertise with his passion for helping his community and those in need.
Starting in 2003, James had great success as the CEO & Founder of GET ME IN! Ltd., a leading secondary ticket marketplace in the UK and Europe. His entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering paid off big time: In 2008, GET ME IN! was acquired by Ticketmaster, the world’s leading ticket company. In 2009, James became the founding investor and Chairman of VivaReal Inc, a leading Brazilian real estate marketplace, which now boasts over 250 employees.
His passion for assisting the underprivileged shines through in his personal life as well. James and his wife Sophie are court appointed legal advocates on behalf of three foster children in Sonoma. His dream for Giving Assistant is to influence other for-profit businesses to integrate social responsibility into their business models.