James Cheng

Co-founder & President

/ Back Story

James is a life-long student of leadership, relationships, and psychology; his real world experience has been shaped in tough and austere environments, and he is living proof that leadership can be learned.

Born in Chicago, IL, and captain of his high school gymnastics team, his coach once wrote, “James is not a natural leader” for his recommendation letter to the United States Military Academy at West Point. James is proof that leadership is a skill which can be developed, and upon graduation from West Point, James successfully completed the Army’s premier leadership program, Ranger School, and the Army light combat engineer leadership curriculum, Sapper School. Subsequently, James deployed to Iraq as a platoon leader, responsible for leading 27 men and advising a 500 person Task Force in combat.

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