James is CEO of Wing, an Alphabet company that provides drone delivery and traffic management services. He joined the organization in 2012 and has held a number of business and engineering leadership roles. James is also an inventor on a number of patents related to Wing.
Prior to his time at Wing, James innovated in robotics and energy startup companies and lived in India for several years bringing renewable energy to off-grid villages. He studied mechanical and electrical engineering at Caltech.
James lives for aviation -- beginning as a kid with remote-control aircraft, later as a paragliding flight instructor and currently as a private pilot.