James Hobson’s career represents an array of experience in building and leading technology-enabled businesses. Prior to joining Attune in March 2017, Mr. Hobson was Chief Operating Officer of online lending company OnDeck where he oversaw the Company’s development into the industry leader in online small business lending. His responsibilities included operations, product, analytics, credit, risk management, platform solutions and business development. Mr. Hobson played integral roles in stewarding OnDeck through an IPO in 2014 and launching OnDeck’s landmark partnership with JP Morgan Chase in 2015.
Before joining OnDeck, Mr. Hobson served as SVP, Technology Operations for iQor, Inc., a leading private equity-backed global business process outsourcing company. At iQor, he helped to build a platform for commercializing iQor’s proprietary suite of business applications and managed a global technology team. Prior to iQor, Mr. Hobson co-founded BuyYourFriendADrink.com, which was sold to LivingSocial in 2009. Early in his career, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Mr. Hobson holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, and a master’s of business administration with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was chosen as a Baker Scholar.