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James Maina

Entrepreneur • Advisor Kenya, KE

Business Systems Analyst, James Finlay Mombasa Ltd. Previously Senior IT Programmer & Database Administrator, Homegrown K Ltd.

Business Systems Analyst, James Finlay Mombasa Ltd. Previously Senior IT Programmer & Database Administrator, Homegrown K Ltd.

7 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Product
  • Front End Engineering
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product
  • • Front End Engineering

Involved In


IT Manager Companhia Do Vanduzi March 2015 - present
Business Systems Analyst James Finlay Mombasa Ltd December 2011 - March 2015
Senior IT Programmer & Database Administrator Homegrown K Ltd September 2004 - October 2011


Exin 2013 - 2013
Institute for Management of Information Systems Management Information Systems 2010 - 2010
Microsoft Certification SQL Server, .NET Windows and Web Development, Sharepoint, Windows Server Administration 2006 - 2008
University of Nairobi Maths,Chemistry 1998 - 2002
Upper Hill high School B+ 1992 - 1996

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
Advisor With
  • • Marketing
  • • Fundraising
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Financial Services
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Business intelligence • Software development • Database Design • SQL • systems analysis

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Sylvia Karimi - Kiragu
We worked together  •  Client Service Accounts Director, Expose Branding Limited. Previously Key Accounts Manager, Expose Branding Limited.
James is driven techie with practical solutions. He is knowledgable and willingly shares solutions. He is a perfectionist as he will go to g ... reat lengths to ensure that whatever he develops performs and optimum, he takes pride in his projects and its reflected in the outcome; he works well with a team both as a project lead and as a team members.
Edwin Mugendi
They're my friends  •  Logistics and Planning Officer, Finlays Horticulture Kenya Ltd.
James is one of the few people who i can bet on that one day he will make a necessary change to the world.In his field of expertise (tech) o ... r otherwise.It will be so important a change that it will affect a sizeable chunk of the world population.
Stella Ndirangu
They're my advisor  •  Intern, Computer Revolution Africa and Photographer, Strathmore University Media Group.
He is precise and knows how to define a problem. He engages one with talks that enables one to look at the broader picture and/or from a dif ... ferent angle. He is very insightful.
Diana Mugambi
We worked together  •  Manager , Risk Assurance Services, PwC. Previously Business Systems Development Manager, Finlays.
James is a solution seeker, focused, disciplined, charismatic, creative and competitive.
Seth Riungu
We worked together  •  Assistant Account Manager, The Flowerhub K Ltd. Previously Operations Administrator, Homegrown (K) Ltd.
James is intelligent, self driven and a focussed professional.
Calleb Lugano
We worked together  •  House Manager/ DSP, Life Centers of Kansas and Crisis Intervention/ Social Services, Wyandot Center Inc..
Working with James he demonstrated high degree of integrity, professionalism, self drive and competence. He is intelligent, humble and alway ... s teachable. James is a Fast paced and savvy learner always inquest to improving business systems efficiency and streamlining processes to ensure value for money and effectiveness is maximized. I recommend him and he is an asset to any company that intends to yield revenue and believes in integrity of its people.
Jesse Ndaiga
They're my friends  •  Creative Director, Expose Branding.
James is innovating and smart. Quite hard working and determined in his goals