Jim is an experienced start-up CEO, board member, and Fortune 500 division GM. Prior to Aliro, he was the CEO of four venture-backed companies that produced exits totaling $1 Billion. Jim is also a founder in the XFactor Ventures and The Graduate Syndicate communities.
Jim has raised venture funding at a variety of stages, successfully recruited and lead management teams, brought products and services to market, acquired customers and grown revenue. He has launched companies and product lines in new spaces, and successfully sold emerging businesses to Cisco and IBM for $800M and $110M respectively. Jim won an Emmy Award for outstanding engineering achievement in developing Avid Technology's digital video editing system.
He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell, and an MBA from Harvard.