GM, Business and Corporate Development for Northern Hemisphere
James is responsible for Xero managing business and corporate development activities, including strategic partnerships and add-on ecosystem. His team drives partner recruitment and management across multiple geographies to accelerate Xero adoption and increase value-add for customers. James also manages strategy, assessment and execution of corporate development activities to help advance Xero's core business, drive accretive value and increase market share.
Prior to joining Xero, James spent the past 15 years advancing software-as-a-service into the mainstream. Most recently, he led investments, partnerships and marketing for Microsoft Ventures globally. James has deep M&A and partnership expertise working with F500 companies and preeminent VC firms. He is an active investor, advisor, board member and speaker in technology circles.