Mr. James Scharpf serves as Partner at LDR Ventures. Jim is an experienced finance leader specializing in consumer brands, E-commerce, retail, fashion & lifestyle businesses. His specialty is aligning the financial activities of a Company to the goals set by entrepreneurs & management; and assessing the feasibility, risks and opportunities of these goals as actual results materialize. Jim has worked at a multi-billion dollar, global brands as well as startups with Angel Investor funding. He understands the key initiatives and goals that need to be put in place to scale a Company at each stage of its life cycle and has worked firsthand in executive leadership to achieve them.