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James DeMory

Academic Degrees

MBA, University of Illinois Chicago, 2013
BS, Marketing, Sales and Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Illinois Chicago, 2005


Amazon Web Services Cloud Practitioner
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification


James DeMory is an instructor in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship at the Driehaus College of Business and currently serves as one of DePaul’s subject matter experts in entrepreneurship, cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies. DeMory teaches using the idea of the Entrepreneurial Mindset and First Principle Method, providing students with a new perspective for business, life and success.

DeMory has more than 18 years of business development and operating experience with companies in high-growth SaaS (software-as-a-service), fintech, digital transformation and Web3.

DeMory has been an instrumental leader with companies such as SAP, BlueJeans Network and StakeFish resulting in multiple successful exits via merger & acquisition. In his most recent venture, DeMory launched HODL Consulting Group based in the Chicago area which invests and incubates early-stage cryptocurrency projects involved with (AI) artificial intelligence and proprietary trading algorithms.

DeMory also serves as chief revenue officer of Automated Trading Strategies, which offers a technology to automate futures trading with the help of AI and proven algorithms. The technology is unique due to its high profit ratios and the ability to own the bot as an ass​et through the form of NFTs.