Sky DVentures, LLC
Since 1980, James has meaningfully been engaged with the global financial services industry and technology ecosystem that serves them. Twenty-one of those years with Accenture, where he was instrumental in creating and leading their global financial services business. The last 20 years spread
between being CEO of several technology start-ups, global head of Financial Services for Cap Gemini, global head of Financial Services Consulting for Cisco, and several years as a Managing Partner of a private equity fund focused on creating and incubating enterprise class analytics software companies. He has worked with over 100 start-ups in the last 10 years ranging from fintech, payment tech, big data, platforms, blockchain, and Al, to name a few.
Several years ago, he founded Sky D Ventures. They provide advisory services to incumbents and disrupters alike in financial services, to private equity and VC’s in FinTech and to technology companies serving the financial services industry. He is also a Managing Director with Open-Insights Inc., a global provider of products and services ni the space of big data platforms, digital strategy development and implementation, and advisory.
Jim’s industry tenure has been primarily focused on serving financial service enterprises. His functional expertise spans consumer, commercial, financial markets, mortgage, payments and business models. His geographic experience is balanced across North America, the UK, Europe, Asia and Emerging Markets. Jim’s work with clients covers large-scale solution development and implementation, business and technology strategy development, and new venture creation and operation. He has an abundance of experience in creating and scaling strategic partnerships and ecosystems.
Jim is a well-recognized thought leader on several topics. He regularly hosts and moderates small to large executive conferences and visits to the Silicon Valley. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on the topics of Enabling Commerce and New Models for Profitable Growth in Global Financial Services. He also serves on the Boards of both public and private companies.