As the founder and Managing Director of Career OverDrive! (Your Platform for Career Acceleration & Expert Advice) and SiliconEdge (High-Impact Communications & Leadership) as well as the Executive Director of the Asia-Pacific Coaching Alliance (APCA), James is a proven International Executive Coach and Leadership Development professional having deep US, Japan and Asia-Pacific coaching, training and consulting experience coupled with hands-on business & technical expertise.
With over 20 years of industry experience, James has spent 11 of those years working in Silicon Valley for companies ranging from New Venture Start-ups to established Industry Leaders engaged in developing nascent technologies & pioneering emerging markets such as Applied Materials, Toshiba, Wells Fargo, Solectron (Cisco), eBay, Streaming21, Collabria, HereUAre wireless and many others.
Originally beginning his career as a software developer, he has held positions in product management, product marketing, business development and sales as well as founding several companies. Since 1991, he has maintained a strong Japan and Asia-Pacific related focus to his work and has chosen to base himself in Tokyo, Japan since 2006. www.Careeroverdrive.com