James started his career as an early employee of Microsoft Japan and led the subsidiary’s rise to the first bilion dollar revenue subsidiary of a software company in history. After his nearly 15 year corporate career which culminated in a role as CEO of a NASDAQ listed software company, James decided to become an entrepreneur and started RTM Asia. Currently based in Beijing, James has co-founded 2 companies in China in the last 5 years. The first, Yodo1, is now the largest private publisher of mobile phone games in China. The second, yoli, is the innovative new way to learn English or Mandarin all in WeChat; bringing the study anywhere, anytime Uber-style model to language learning. A lifelong lover of people, culture, languages, reading and writing; James has published a best-selling business book in Japanese and writes regular articles in Chinese for his own WeChat account and other media.