Executive Director, AlphaLab
Jim is the Executive Director of AlphaLab, Innovation Works’ accelerator programs that provide investment, mentorship, education and network-building for technology startups to help companies rapidly iterate through early stages of product and customer development. Launched in 2008, AlphaLab is a charter member of the Global Accelerator Network and its alumni companies include The Resumator, No Wait, Black Locus (acquired by Home Depot) and Shoefitr.
Jim guides companies by leveraging his experience and network gained from working closely with over eighty companies in the Innovation Works and AlphaLab portfolios and from his prior management experience in Silicon Valley. There, Jim built and managed software businesses at Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Agile Software (acquired by Oracle), and Instill Corporation (acquired by iTradeNetwork Inc). As a management consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton, Jim advised executive management of Fortune 500 companies on marketing, strategy, and organizational issues.
Jim holds a BA and MA in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.