|Harvard Business School, BA||1999|
James is the co-founder and President of EdgeCast Networks Inc., a next generation content delivery network (CDN) based in Los Angeles, CA. James has previously led and sold two successful startups. Prior to co-founding EdgeCast, he was vice president of business development for Talisma, an enterprise CRM software vendor. He joined Talisma via their acquisition of his company, KnowledgeBase, where he was president & COO. At KnowledgeBase, he was involved in all aspects of the company and responsible for its growth and development. With more than six years of leadership experience in the technology sector, he has started and grown businesses, built out scalable product and technology solutions, and created and managed high-performance management teams.
Prior to KnowledgeBase, James successfully led Web-hosting company Virtualis through start-up, growth, acquisition, and a merger/integration. He was then COO of the web hosting division of Allegiance Telecom (Nasdaq: ALGX), the communications concern that acquired Virtualis. While at Allegiance, he managed the integration of Virtualis as well as other ISP acquisitions into one centralized hosting network eventually re-branded as Hosting.com.
James has a deep consumer marketing background, having spent his early career in brand management at Mattel before Mattel sent him to business school full time as their first-ever sponsored MBA. Prior to leaving Mattel, he was brand manager for Hot Wheels and responsible for more than $150 million in sales.
James earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and acquired his operations, marketing, finance and leadership skills from his front line positions growing brands and businesses.
James Segil on This Week In StartupsAdded: 3/26/10