James is the Co-Founding Executive Vice President and Operations Manager at UAG. With over 30 years of experience in construction management, James leads the atelier alongside Andy D’Amico, President and CEO. James oversees the operational success of the firm’s portfolio, manages team and client expectations to achieve project milestones and contractual goals, ensures projects are met on time and within budget, and cultivates client relationships.
James began his career in music by signing with Atlantic Records as an artist, songwriter, and producer. He went on to write, record, and produce for other artists and work on award-winning albums. His passion for music sparks his creativity and ability to be forward-thinking and work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
James began his career in construction management as a tradesman and worked his way into field management and then executive leadership working at WJ Barney, Turner Construction, and Hunter Roberts Construction Group. His field experience combined with his business acumen results in his ability to streamline workflow, lead project teams on active sites, and identify and mitigate potential challenges.
James contributes to various philanthropies, including Safe Horizons and St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. His interests include writing and producing music, reading, health and wellness, and studying the science of longevity.