Jacob graduated from Vanderbilt University and is a founding partner of Paybotic, a leading payments technology company in the cannabis space, in addition to serving as Managing Partner of Millers Insurance Group. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Jacob worked as a management consultant with KPMG in the financial services practice where he advised banks and government entities on payment networks architecture, business process automation and enterprise software platform assessments and implementations. He has seen the ups and downs of the cannabis industry in servicing over 1000 dispensary operators, and hopes to bring this perspective to the psychedelics and mental health arena.
James serves as President and CEO of Hudson Capital Properties, a real estate investment firm with approximately 7,000 multi-family units around the US. He is the former president of the Hudson Group, which operated Hudson News until 2008, after selling majority stake to Dufry of Switzerland, one of the largest operators of duty-free stores in the world. James currently sits on the Dufry Board of Directors. He studied entrepreneurship at The Wharton School of Business and is on The University of Pennsylvania Athletics Board of Overseers.