|Stanford University, BA||1980|
|Stanford University Graduate School of Business, MBA||1984|
|Stanford University, Law School, JD||1984|
Jim Barnett is a serial CEO, entreprenuer and investor.
Jim is a partner at Shasta Ventures and chairman and co-founder of Turn Inc., the leading platform for managing digital advertising, chairman of Extole Inc. and Sojern Inc.., and a board member and investor in RelayRides and Needle. From October 2004 until October 2009, Jim was CEO, Chairman and co-founder of Turn and before that was President of Overture Search, a division of Overture Services, Inc. Jim joined Overture via its acquisition of AltaVista Company, where he was President and CEO.
Jim was also President of Ancestry.com (MyFamily.com) and President and CEO of ThirdAge Media, which was acquired by Ancestry.com. Prior to that, Jim was President and CEO of Infogrammes North America, a leading global publisher of video games and entertainment software. For five years, he was also Chairman, President and CEO of Accolade Inc, Infogrammes’ predecessor company, and prior to that was Chief Operating Officer of an Inc. 100 fastest growing private companies.
Jim has served on the boards of many private and public companies including SideStep, Inc. where he was chairman and Petco where he was also an early investor. Jim received a bachelor’s degree, MBA and J.D. from Stanford University.