James Taylor

James Taylor

Manager at Sony PlayStation

Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry
Marketing and Advertising

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James Taylor's Overview

Current
Past
  • Co-Founder at Whisman Group LLC
  • Audit Associate at KPMG, LLP
  • Product Design and UI Freelance at Yelp.com
  • Founder at Book Devils
  • Licensed California State Notary Public at Self-Employed Notary Public
  • Bilingual Sales Rep / Marketing Manager at Residential Pacific Mortgage
Education
Connections

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James Taylor's Experience

Software Channel Marketing Manager

Sony Computer Entertainment America

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; SNE; Entertainment industry

August 2012Present (1 year 9 months) Foster City, CA

Co-Founder

Whisman Group LLC

February 2012July 2012 (6 months) Mountain View, CA

Audit Associate

KPMG, LLP

Partnership; 10,001+ employees; Accounting industry

June 2010January 2012 (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

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Internet industry

October 2010December 2010 (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

November 2007September 2010 (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

January 2006August 2008 (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

January 2006August 2007 (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.

James Taylor's Skills & Expertise

  1. Start-ups
  2. Marketing
  3. Channel
  4. Program Management
  5. Product Management
  6. Sales

James Taylor's Publications

  • MortgageCrunch rolls out loan origination software

    • Inman News
    • August 31, 2011
    Authors: James Taylor

    "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

James Taylor's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

James Taylor's Education

San Diego State University-California State University

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting, Graduated May 2010

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

Colegio Salvadoreno Ingles, El Salvador, Central America

High School Honor Student, General Education

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James Taylor's Additional Information

Interests:

Reading non-fiction, tinkering with technology (from software to the latest gadgets), practicing water sports (dinghy sailing as well as windsurfing), playing tennis, collecting guitars, as well as socializing and reconnecting with old friends.

Groups and Associations:

Member of Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Society, Member of Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Association, Member of San Diego Mission Bay Aquatic Center

Honors and 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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