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James Taylor

Manager at Sony PlayStation

Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry
Marketing and Advertising
Current
  1. Sony Computer Entertainment America
Previous
  1. Whisman Group LLC,
  2. KPMG, LLP,
  3. Yelp.com
Education
  1. San Diego State University-California State University
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Sony Computer Entertainment America

Sony Computer Entertainment America

Software Channel Marketing Manager

– Present

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Background

Experience

Software Channel Marketing Manager

Sony Computer Entertainment America
– Present (2 years 3 months)Foster City, CA

Co-Founder

Whisman Group LLC
(6 months)Mountain View, CA

Audit Associate

KPMG, LLP
(1 year 8 months)Santa Clara, CA

Intern (Jun - Aug 2010)
Audit Associate (Aug 2011 - Jan 2012)

- Performed quarter-end audits of VeriSign Inc. and SuccessFactors Inc.
- Prepared documentation for the acquisition of internet startup CubeTree, Inc.
- Led team members in discussion of applicable audit regulations.
- Effectively coordinated meetings with Senior Partners.
- Helped Intermolecular, Inc. successfully file S-1 documents for IPO.
- Performed interim and year-end audit testwork for Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

Product Design and UI Freelance

Yelp.com
(3 months)San Francisco Bay Area

- Designed mockups to seamlessly integrate Yelp reviews into the Kayak iPhone application.
- Completed market analysis on Android devices to predict the success of those devices that would have predecessors.

Founder

Book Devils
(2 years 11 months)

Managed a network of distributors including Baker & Taylor and Ingram (suppliers for Barnes & Noble and Borders) and developed custom online applications to list product on major textbook outlets such as Amazon and Half.com. We leveraged API technology to create an automated listing service that would, based on a simple algorithm, sift through an XML feed and list profitable product.

Licensed California State Notary Public

Self-Employed Notary Public
(2 years 8 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Networked with Financial Partners and title companies to build clientele while visiting clients to discuss mortgage programs.

Bilingual Sales Rep / Marketing Manager

Residential Pacific Mortgage
(1 year 8 months)

Visited customer homes to explain and close quoted mortgage programs and prospected Realtors and other clients to initiate the sales process. I also designed and implemented a centralized database for internal time management and customer follow-up in both SalesForce and ACT.

Skills

  • Start-ups
  • Marketing
  • Channel
  • Program Management
  • Product Management
  • Sales
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Networking

Publications

MortgageCrunch rolls out loan origination software(Link)

Inman News
August 2011

"MortgageCrunch helps originators put the significant long-term impact of refinancing even at a slightly lower interest rate into perspective," said James Taylor, MortgageCrunch co-founder and managing partner, in a statement.

Author: Andrea Brambila

Languages

  1. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. Spanish

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Education

San Diego State University-California State University

Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration

Activities and Societies: William E. Cole Director's Top 20 Student Award Beta Alpha Psi, Vice President (Spring 2010) Dean's List for four consecutive years

Honors & Awards

Vice-President of Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Society (Spring 2010) - Beta Eta Chapter, Published in The Express Newspaper (Livermore, CA)

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