Industry Expertise

Practice Focus


James has worked in the finance industry since 2007. He advises middle-market business owners over a range of corporate finance services, including preparing for a business transition, assisting with a company sale, making strategic acquisitions, or raising capital for growth. While his clients span a number of industries, James primarily focuses on the construction and engineering, food and agribusiness, and manufacturing and distribution industries.

Prior to joining Moss Adams, James was an associate at a middle-market private equity firm based in the Pacific Northwest, where he completed numerous M&A and private placement transactions. James was also director of finance, systems, and planning at Contour, Inc., a private equity-backed designer and marketer of wearable camcorders. He led Contour’s finance team in the areas of financial planning, corporate finance, and business intelligence.

Selected Publications

  • "How Your Agribusiness Can Benefit From from Mergers and Acquisitions Activity" (Northbay Business Journal, July 2019)
  • "When a Buyer Comes Knocking" (Digger Magazine, May 2019)
  • "Transitioning Ownership of Your Health Care Organization" (Washington Healthcare News, May 2017)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, ACG Seattle
  • Member, CFA Institute


  • BABA, University of Washington
  • MBA, University of Washington