James has over 20 years of experience in the travel technology industry in CEO, M&A and Business Development roles. Prior to joining Yapta in July 2012, James was CEO of EZYield.com, Inc. where he orchestrated the sale of the company to TravelClick. Earlier, James was CEO of a joint venture between Sabre and Amadeus. He also spent over a decade at Sabre where he served a variety of roles. James was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Executives in the Business Travel Industry for 2013. James holds an MBA and BA in Accounting, both from Washington State University.