James Roundtree “Tree” serves as the Veteran Business Development Specialist for the University of Texas at San Antonio SBDC Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Tree is a retired First Sergeant from the United States Army. He is a veteran of Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation “Just Cause” and two tours in Operation “Iraqi Freedom”. He honorably served 24 years, where it was his honor to serve in a number of leadership positions while taking care of Soldiers, Family members, and Staff. Now in his “new life” it is a similar honor to serve veteran start-ups and entrepreneurs in business development and expansion as your Veteran Business Development Specialist.

His commitment goes beyond the old standard of customer satisfaction; to a new standard of client care, time and attention. Taking time to listen while clients share their dreams and goals, answering their questions, and helping them explore their options without pressure are gifts he freely gives to each and every client.

Dedicated to personal development and growth with a Bachelors of Science in Criminal justice from Upper Iowa University; currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Transportation and Logistics Management with American Public University.

He is honored to be a member of the professional staff at the Procurement Technical Assistance Center of UTSA.