James MaiChief Executive Officer / Managing Partner

areas of expertise

  • Business transformation
  • Revenue optimization
  • Restructuring and turnaround
  • Growth strategy
  • Corporate development
  • Digital and brand marketing
  • Talent acquisition and recruitment
prior engagements & roles
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • SVP, Business Development
  • Vice President, Digital Marketing
  • Director, Brand Strategy
  • Director, SEO/Internet Marketing
  • Director, Talent Acquisition
  • Director, Corporate Development

With over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship and global business management, Mr. Mai has left his imprint on multiple businesses and companies. As a strategist, his analytical approach to business development, streamlined operations, monetization, and revenue optimization are an asset to not only start-up companies, but also Fortune 100 clients. James Mai has the breadth and depth of experience needed to quickly understand business objectives and craft the most suitable solutions.

“We believe that business success is defined not only by product, but by the ability to attract talent and build a quality organization. Our own success and the success of our clients, revolves around the ability to hire the right team and execute profitable strategies.” – James Mai

When he was young, James spent days and night coding games and building websites. A confident risk-taker who had a love for technology and the internet brought James to California chasing the “dotcom” rush in the late 1990s.  James ultimately landed in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, but, he wasn’t coding…instead, organizations felt that with his technical knowledge and natural gift of consultative selling, he was more suited in working with management to scale. After the boom, James found himself in a senior position with one of the largest companies in the world, Fujitsu of Japan (a global company with revenue in the trillions) traveling the country building the organization’s sales force. When the company relocated it’s division back to Tokyo, he started a management consulting firm, which later became part of, Bristol & Bates. Under his leadership our company expanded, providing services to financial firms, venture-backed start-ups, and also Fortune 500 organizations. Notable clients include the U.S. Government and Intel Capital Venture-backed portfolio companies.

In 2005, after spearheading the expansion of our company into newer and more diverse markets, he began working with client owners and investing in disruptive markets such as digital entertainment, alternative medicine,  and other emerging markets. As an advisor, he led our consulting teams and managed multiple companies and partnerships as a “C-level” operator. Under his guidance, our company evolved and grew in multiple industries with investment projects and joint-venture in the U.S., Canada, and Spain/Europe. In 2015 we began several significant ventures with internet holding companies and conglomerates. One key client, founded in 1996, owns multiple internet properties visited by millions of users daily.

During his 20+ years as an entrepreneur, James has advised and worked alongside investors, boards, and C-level executives to help shape and build small and mid-level organizations into powerhouses. Functionally, James has held senior-level roles across the C-suite and numerous hands-on revenue impacting roles in business strategy and development. Mr. Mai  currently oversees a nationwide staff in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Phoenix, Arizona.

As a founding member and shareholder in our organization, and now strategic consultant, the energy and passion James brings to everything he does continues to be a driving force behind our success.

Mr. Mai is an active philanthropist serving community causes and serves on the board of several prominent 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, including Chairman of AAPI United that focuses on Asian American issues and advocacy. James resides in Irvine, California, and enjoys the beach, traveling, fitness, and spending time with his family and two sons.

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+1 949 216 0007
7875 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA, United States

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