James, co-founder and Managing Broker at Rosehip, has extensive general management, marketing and sales experience in the software, mobile technology, and Internet applications marketplace. Since founding Rosehip Partners in 2008 he has been responsible for the development first of www.hamptonsrentals.com and now of www.hamptonsproperties.com as well as the strategic direction and day-to-day operations at Rosehip. James has over 15 years experience in business development, marketing and management roles in the technology industry with Cellular One Telecommunications and later Oracle Software in the U.S. and Latin America, where he served as a Director of Business Development for the mobile and wireless group. His responsibilities included supporting sales teams as a product specialist in several countries across the region including Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, among others. Recognizing the sea change underway in the real estate brokerage industry resulting from mass adoption of the Internet and mobile technology, James transitioned into real estate sales in 2004, gaining valuable experience as an agent at Douglas Elliman and later Brown Harris Stevens where he notched several important deals including the Shepherds Neck Inn and Beach Hotel in Montauk, now known as the Sole East and Sole Beach Resorts. While learning the ins and outs of the brokerage business, selling and renting numerous residential and commercial properties, his interest in technology as a means to competitive advantage for realtors and real estate agencies only grew. The opportunity to start a new real estate agency, one that embraced these technical and market changes became a priority, coming to fruition with the founding of Rosehip Partners in 2008 together with Joe Kazickas and Lisa Levitin. James holds an Masters in International Business from the University of South Carolina's Moore School as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from the University of Vermont. He is born and raised in East Hampton, has a lovely wife and two boys, William and Bennett.