James is a Co-founder and CEO of Odys Aviation. He co-founded the company alongside Axel Radermacher in April 2019 with a mission to transform aviation from fuel guzzling aircraft at congested airports to quiet, sustainable aircraft accessible from every neighborhood. Prior to founding Odys Aviation, James held leadership roles at GoogleX, Virgin Hyperloop One, and Arrivo. He started his career in Fusion Energy Research at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center where he developed novel hardware to spatially localize plasma instabilities, and has long been passionate about improving sustainability and efficiency of transportation systems. James has over 15 years of experience building teams at startups, developing core technology, and building transportation systems.