|Purdue University's Krannert Graduate School of Management, PHD|
|MIS & Accounting|
|Purdue University's Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, MS|
|Texas Christian University., BS|
Since the creation of his first software company in 1970, Jim has been focused on the combination of the strategic use of information technology in large scale companies and early stage companies that develop software and services for that market. He has served on eighteen public company boards (currently Walmart, GE and Chubb) and regularly advises young entrepreneurs and early-stage companies. In addition to his board work, under the umbrella of The Cash Catalyst, LLC, Jim runs personal development programs for executives in Global 500 organizations. As a Special Advisor to Highland, Jim leverages his extensive network of executive leaders to share innovative ideas with Highland entrepreneurs.