Mr. James SunChief Executive Officer, Pirq; Chairman of the Board, Geopage
James Sun is the CEO of Pirq where he sets and leads the overall business strategy, communication, and execution. Previous to Pirq, he was the Founder and CEO of GeoPage.com where he led the company in building a scalable location-based platform for industry specific commercial and retail applications. James also has Fortune 500 experience where he served as a database programmer at Intel and management consultant at Deloitte Consulting. As an active angel investor and strategic advisor, he’s helped several startups with strategic business planning, capital investment, international partnerships, and acquisitions.
On his spare time, James is known as a public speaker and television personality. James is often invited to speak on topics ranging from entrepreneurship, social media, mobile convergence, and international business. James was the first Seattle native to become a finalist on Donald Trump’s hit reality show “The Apprentice.” James then became the host of a television show called “War on Business” where he got to play the role of a business guru who travels around the world, meeting ambitious entrepreneurs and seeking to give them lessons on how to grow their businesses using principles from “Sun Tzu’s Art of War”.
James sits on the Board of the United Way of King County, which has an annual budget of $100 Million to help the community. James is an active Board Member of the King County Scoutreach Program, which supports Boy Scout opportunities for underprivileged inner-city children. He sits on the advisory board of Seeyourimpact.org, which is an online micro-donations non-profit that supports third world country children.
James graduated Cum Laude from the University of Washington with a Business and Computer Information Systems degree. James was recently selected as a top 100 alumni from the University of Washington in the “Wonderous 100 Alumni Award” which included prominent individuals like Bill Gates Sr., Governor Christine Gregoire, and musician Kenny G.