James Lord.

I grow innovative HR Tech ideas into global profitable companies.

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I have a 10+ year track record of start-up success securing the first clients and paving the way for scalable commercial operations across a lot of HR & TA Tech companies that you’d know.

On the ground experience and extensive networks in the UK (I’m from there), Canada (I live there), Australia, (I lived there before) USA, UAE, New Zealand and Continental Europe.

When I’m not having fun at work, I’m out running, hiking a mountain, in the gym, riding motorbikes, or on a plane to somewhere new, personal blog. I also make a pretty good lasagne.

My Work.

Currently scaling Xref across the Americas, Xref is HR Tech that automates reference checking inside an employer's ATS. I was on the original start-up team leading the global expansion outside of Australia from an idea on a napkin scribble to a publicly-listed, 100+ employee, 1,000+ client business with $10M+ in sales, and double-digit YoY growth.

I’ve closed hundreds of deals with multinational organisations in the UK, Continental Europe, The Middle East, US & Canada, and Asia, implementing HR Tech solutions in all of those geographies. I do as I say and have a lot of fun creating massive change, process improvement, and mass product adoption with great ideas.

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Success stories... not to gloat, but I've got lots of those, Visit me on LinkedIn, or feel free to get in touch.

If I was asked tomorrow if there was one person I would like to work with, James would be my immediate reply. His knowledge and professionalism of his sector implants a high level of confidence that he will deliver and he does, time and time again. I would recommend him to anyone.

Founder, Job.com. Austin, Texas

It has been a pleasure to work with James on a number of projects. James's professionalism and understanding of the space we work in are outstanding. James also goes the extra mile to ensure that the relationship is truly a great one.

CEO, JXT. Sydney, Australia

I really enjoyed working with James. He is a talented communicator with a sharp eye for details, his thorough knowledge, and clear explanation of complex technical aspects of the inner workings of technology was very easy to understand. What I like the most about him is his honesty and openness - definitely what makes him a person who can make a real difference to your business.

Software Entrepreneur. London, England


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