Jim has executive management experience ranging from startup and early-stage ventures to Fortune 500 technology companies. His responsibilities included high tech research and development, creating fast-context-switching real-time multitasking software operating systems, rapid-prototype product engineering, international marketing, and Six Sigma manufacturing operations.
Jim has received forty-four US and international utility patents for innovations in ”smart-grid" electric power distribution automation controls, automotive test and diagnostic equipment, and personal computer instrumentation systems. He is an IEEE Life Member.
His business development expertise includes planning, launching, sustaining, and scaling technology-focused ventures. He has built internal corporate enterprises, spin-off and spin-in companies, and independent startups, and is a managing partner of a private technology venture incubator/resources organization.
Ventures and products Jim developed generated several billion dollars lifetime revenue to date.
Jim was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Arizona and the University of Oregon, and a MOOT Corp Fellow at the University of Texas. Named a University of Arizona Eller College of Management Entrepreneurial Fellow, he was inducted into the UA Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. He's been a technology venture development mentor, instructor, and keynote speaker for corporate clients, business organizations, and higher-education institutions worldwide.
Through his first career in radio and television broadcasting, Jim financed his engineering and business management education at the University of Wisconsin (Madison and Parkside).
His favorite saying: Save Swing Jazz, Pelicans, and Oxford Commas!