Jim brings over 25 years of experience growing and managing cutting edge technology businesses. As an operating executive, his career includes building highly successful organizations, bringing businesses to scale, IPO’s, and a multi-billion dollar exit. Jim is passionate about entrepreneurship and helping to build successful enterprises around exciting market opportunities. He is a Trustee at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and serves on the WPI School of Business’ Dean’s council of Strategic Advisors.
Jim previously served as President and CEO of data warehousing and analytics company Netezza. Throughout his tenure at Netezza, Jim brought his passion for building great teams that deliver disruptive technology solutions to market. In 2007, Jim worked to take Netezza public, leading it through 14 quarters of growth, ultimately driving the nearly $2B acquisition of Netezza by IBM in a 2010 transaction dubbed “the most disruptive acquisition of 2010” by Information Week.