As a Senior Advisor, James offers more than 30 years of senior executive leadership in the Food & Agriculture industry, from floor level operations to providing executive leadership to public, private and non-profit organizations.
Prior to joining Cascadia Capital as a Senior Advisor, he served as CEO of AIB International, President of Simplot Food Group and Vice President of one of Nestle’s food divisions in North America. During his tenure, James was involved in key investments in new and expanded facilities, facilities rationalization and improvements in cost reduction and organizational realignment to improve market position. He was also very actively engaged in international capabilities expansion allowing for enhanced international growth in each of the businesses he was involved in. He is currently serving as an Independent director for a family business within the food industry.
James earned a M.S. in Food Science from Washington State University, a B.S. in Microbiology from Oregon State University and an Executive Certification from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. He also has served and is serving as an advisor and board member for several industry and educational organizations.