James has 25 years of experience building productive teams, scalable processes, and profitable businesses.
Immediately prior to joining The Scott Pryor Law Group, as COO of a national law firm, James built and operated one of the largest legal intake teams in the country. Guiding a team of 70 individuals running 24/7 and 365 days a year they successfully marketed, retained, and onboarded over 200 new clients to the firm daily, achieving a pace and capacity of over 50,000 new clients annually.
He started his legal career leading a finance team, and eventually rising to the role of CFO at a legal services organization generating over $100,000,000 in annual revenue for their 1100+ law firm clients. This success was noticed by INC 500. and Crain’s Chicago Business with the latter naming it the 2nd and 4th fastest growing Chicago based company in consecutive years.
After graduating from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with a degree in Economics, James is proud of his early successes at multiple publicly traded companies. The accomplishments include spearheading a financial systems integration for a communications hardware business operating in 6 continents and transacting in over 100 currencies, personally implementing and maintaining the reporting and forecasting software for a $7 billion risk management firm, and providing strategic and financial management to several of Chicago’s most prestigious media and journalism entities.