James joined Silverpeak in 2020 as an Analyst and quickly rose to an Associate role in 2021. Prior to this, he gained experience in both technology M&A and private equity financing transactions across Europe, Asia, and North America. James also spent over two years as Troop Commander in the British Army.

Having completed many M&A and fundraising transactions across different verticals, James holds a particular interest in semiconductors, deep tech, and enterprise security.

James studied Chemistry at the University of St Andrews, where he specialised in the application of the principles of Quantum Mechanics to nanoparticle behaviours. He also holds a Masters in Finance and Accounting from Imperial College Business School.

James enjoys field sports, mountaineering and is an ever-optimistic supporter of Scottish rugby.