Jim has contributed to the creative application of technology to solve business problems throughout his professional experience. Jim was a co-founder and early acting CFO of G2Planet, Inc., an innovative provider of technology solutions that help enterprises obtain maximum value from hosting and attending events. Prior to that Jim led Navigation Technologies Corporation in pioneering the use of digital map data in mobile and web based applications. These efforts sparked the current smart phone and internet road navigation products that are in popular use today. In 25 years with IBM, Jim held a variety of sales and marketing management positions in the US and Asia. There his efforts contributed to sales and implementations of a first of its kind Geographic Information System, early Data Base Systems, the first IBM minicomputers and the initial Personal Computer roll out.
Jim holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Illinois and an Executive MBA from the University of San Francisco.