James grew up in rather luxury surroundings. His father (Andrew) had started a business with his old school friend before James was born and his mother (Alina) was his personal assistant. Alina and Andrew married and a few years later James was born. James’ mother gave up her job to look after him during his childhood, whilst his father’s company kept on expanding.
James was given a managing role in his father’s company (C&S Co.) after he had passed his schooling but was never given the full information as to what his father’s company did. To him C&S Co. dealt with providing greener energy solutions to the world, which it did but at the same time his father’s company had spread into new territory, buying stocks and shares and providing equipment/supplies to countries in need (for a price of course).
In June 2017 Andrew sent James to Chernarus to complete several business deals and overlook the work that was taking place in the country. His father believed it was the right time for James to step up in his role and see what C&S Co. did. When James arrived in the country he began work straight away, he soon realised that not only was C&S Co. providing the materials for new housing after the civil war along with wind turbines and pipe work they were also providing much needed weaponry to the country (again all for a price). James soon found out that C&S Co. profited from countries misfortunes, they would look good from a public view with their green energy solutions and rehousing the poor but underneath it all the company had a darker side providing weaponry to the highest bidder or ripping off governments that thought they were getting a fair deal.
In July James attempted to the leave the country after the stories that were coming from South Zagoria. He boarded a company Yacht but in the storm, it never made it out of the Green Sea. James managed to survive the shipwreck escaping on an inflatable life boat. With nothing useful on him, James finds himself floating towards a coastline in the distance.