James Sun

  • Startup Entrepreneur
  • Founder and CEO, Pirq
  • Finalist, The Apprentice

James Sun is a published expert, thought leader on diversity & inclusion and its impact on consumer and workplace demographic trends, and a CEO who combines practical business experience with subject matter expertise.

He is a proven entrepreneur who has had a total of $250M of exits, but his spontaneous spirit has led him into a journey of hosting his own an international television show and becoming a public speaker, magazine publisher, and even a print model.

He had his own hit program called Sun Tzu War on Business, which is aired in over 20 countries, where he turned around 13 companies in 18 months using principles from the Art of War.  James was also a finalist on Donald Trump’s The Apprentice, aired on NBC with 12 million viewers.  He was hand selected by Donald Trump out of 800,000 applicants and made it all the way to the finals!

 
  

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“I am sending this note to express my heartfelt thanks to you for your stellar performance as Keynote Speaker in Las Vegas at IMEX America 2014. I believe that your dedication to diversity and your personal experiences with racism helped motivate and inspire our attendees to take a deeper look at their business practices and interactions.”

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  • MPI
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James Sun speaks on a variety of issues, from diversity to business leadership...

James can speak with authority on the following topics: Sun Tzu on Your Business 8 Sun Tzu Ideas for Great Leadership How I Turned Around 13 Companies in 9 Months The Art of International Deal Why Business is Like War Diversity Pays Success through Diversity & ...

James can speak with authority on the following topics:

  • Sun Tzu on Your Business
  • 8 Sun Tzu Ideas for Great Leadership
  • How I Turned Around 13 Companies in 9 Months
  • The Art of International Deal
  • Why Business is Like War
  • Diversity Pays
  • Success through Diversity & Adversity
  • Why I Choose to Give Back
  • Community Activism
  • Marketing to “Gen Y”
  • Millennials in the Workplace
  • Lessons from an Entrepreneur

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Biography

James Sun is a proven entrepreneur who has had a total of $250M of exits, but his spontaneous spirit has led him into a journey of hosting his own an international television show and becoming a public speaker, magazine publisher, and even a print model.

He had his own hit program called Sun Tzu War on Business which is aired in over 20 countries where he turned around 13 companies in 18 months using principles from the Art of War. James was also a finalist on Donald Trump’s The Apprentice aired on NBC with 12 million viewers. He was hand selected by Donald Trump out of 800,000 applicants and made it all the way to the finals!

He is the founder & CEO of Pirq, a loyalty application for small and medium sized businesses where he successfully raised venture financing and launched the top 3 loyalty CRM app in the nation. He also created an education joint venture called Idapted Korea and sold for over $45M to one the largest online education training companies.  James also ventured into India for his entrepreneurial ventures and helped grow the largest luxury taxi company in India called Meru cabs.  

He is also the former owner and publisher of the longest running Asian-American magazine called Koream and Audrey magazine. His newest project is as the co-founder and creator of Anomo, the newest anonymous social network where people only reveal what they want that just got funded by the same VC that funded Starbucks and Ebay.

James graduated from the University of Washington, and he was recently selected in the “Wonderous 100 Alumni Award” (top 100 alumni) which included prominent individuals like Bill Gates Sr. and Kenny G.