Prior to the formation of Tradition Midstream, James served as Vice President of Gas Supply for Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P., directing the company's midstream commercial activities in the Texas Panhandle, Alabama and Gulf of Mexico regions. From 2007 to October 2008, James was Chief Financial Officer of Millennium Midstream Partners, L.P. until its sale to Eagle Rock in October 2008. Before Millennium Midstream, James held commercial and financial management positions in energy project development, natural gas trading and marketing, treasury, budgeting, forecasting and auditing with Jefferies, Enbridge, Dynegy, and Mitchell Energy and Development.
James earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin and is a licensed CPA in the State of Texas. He is a member of the Texas Society of CPA’s and is a Trustee and the Treasurer of Frassati Catholic High School, a new Catholic high school that opened in the fall of 2013 to serve communities in North Houston.