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Senior Consultant, Director of Development Services

James J.G. Pérez

About James

I have spent my entire career working in relationship management, where I have had the chance to work domestically and internationally, with organizations staffed as small as 10 and as large as 15,000. At Ostara I will work with our clients to provide coaching and guidance in building sustainable fundraising models and strategies.

I recently worked at the University of Washington Information School where I led our industry and foundation funding portfolio. In three years with UW I worked to create sound processes and opportunities for our partners to engage with students and faculty. After three years and nearly $8 million raised, I am excited to work clients at Ostara.

Outside of work I am passionate fan of Tottenham Hotspur, Seattle Sounders, the New York Mets and Knicks, and any activity that gets me outside.

Fun facts about James:

  • I lived in West Africa in village that had no running water or electricity. While there I was able to hike through the Sahara desert and live on a beach in Senegal for a week.
  • I love all playing, watching, and coaching all sports. My fiancé is British so lately I have been getting into rugby and cricket.
  • I love to read and have read over 300 books, graphic novels, and comics.

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