James P.

Business development professional familiar with GTM efforts, FP&A, fundraising & investor relations

South Korea
English, Korean

I work with startups at AWS, primarily with founders that have not yet raised venture capital. My background is in investment banking, entrepreneurship, and startup accelerators. I help founders with ...see more

  • Financial Services, Banking & Insurance
  • Strategy & Business Development


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Business Development Manager, Startups

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
1 year
Current position
Nov 2021 - Present
Helping startups build successful businesses on AWS.

Lead, GTM Strategy & Operations

4 months
Jul 2021 - Nov 2021
Leading relationships with key partners in the APAC region. Other strategic projects include reviewing acquisition opportunities, leading sales and pilot efforts in new countries, advis...see more

Strategy Lead

3 months
Apr 2021 - Jul 2021
Advised all aspects of business strategy, including global expansion, operational efficiencies and organizational strategy. Directly reported to the founder and CEO.

Entrepreneur In Residence (Eastern Pacific Shipping @ Singapore)

2 months
Dec 2020 - Feb 2021
Assisted cohort companies in pitch deck design and storytelling.

Interim Managing Director (Korea Accelerator)

5 months
Oct 2020 - Mar 2021
Managed the Techstars Korea cohort. Duties included helping companies strategize for investments, demo day planning and execution, and ongoing follow ups + reporting to Techstars HQ on ...see more

Entrepreneur In Residence (Korea Accelerator)

1 month
Sep 2020 - Oct 2020
Assisted the cohort companies with pitch books, financial modeling and business strategy.


Saram Ventures
11 months
Apr 2020 - Mar 2021
Saram Ventures focuses on linking companies in Korea and North America together by exploring capital, strategic and partnership opportunities. We have partnered with Korean Internatio...see more

Advisor, Corporate Development

True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. | CSE:MJ | trueleaf.com
2 years
Apr 2018 - Apr 2020
Assisting the management with all areas of finance, ranging from FP&A, investor relations and valuation. Also leading sales of True Leaf products in Korea along with our official partne...see more

Finance Expert

6 years
Current position
May 2017 - Present
Advising firms globally on fundraising, investor relations and valuation. Areas of focus include technology (martech, agtech, SaaS) and eCommerce.

Co-Founder and CEO

Revive Kit
4 years
Nov 2016 - Jul 2020
Revive Kit is a natural health supplement that is designed to relieve hangover symptoms such as indigestion, nausea and headaches. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, we received our ...see more

Director, Corporate Development

6 months
May 2016 - Nov 2016
Influencer marketing and related software solutions. As "jack of all trades", key responsibilities include corporate development for the Korean markets, market research, extensive finan...see more

Co-founder and Executive Director

Exalto Advisory
5 years
Mar 2015 - Jan 2020
Advising clients across Canada on a variety of funding initiatives including private investments, grants and government-sponsored loan initiatives.

Co-founder and CEO

2 years
Mar 2015 - Dec 2016
Modelled after Korea's booming webtoon industry, Tabulit is North America's answer to mobile-optimized and serialized comics and novels. Spearheaded business development, operations an...see more

Fund Operations Business Associate

Orbis Investments (Canada) Limited
1 year
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
Transfer agency, investor relations and business process improvements.


Vovios Networks Inc.
2 years
Jan 2014 - Dec 2015
Advisor to the CEO on financial and strategic alternatives. Successfully raised angel investment round of ~$1.5 million jointly from a Korean venture capital firm and the Korean governm...see more

Analyst, Mergers and Acquisitions

RCI Capital Group Inc.
3 years
Dec 2011 - Jun 2014
Key responsibilities include research, presentation, valuation. Industry focus includes natural resources - coal, power generation (fossil fuel), copper, cobalt, zinc, gold, iron ore, o...see more

Intern, Credit Risk Management

Standard Chartered Bank
2 months
May 2011 - Jul 2011
Database management, automation with simple prompt manipulation, checking for consistency and accuracy in data

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

3 months
May 2010 - Aug 2010
Financial Institutions and Groups Team (FIG) Buy-side mandate, representing MBK Partners in Lone Star Fund’s $4 billion proposed sale of Korea Exchange Bank • Deal team support on pitc...see more

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

3 months
May 2009 - Aug 2009
• Prepared pitches for deals with a total transaction size of US$400 million

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Financial Services, Banking & Insurance

Role experience

  • Strategy & Business Development