Jim is a Partner at Accel and is the President of Accel Management Company. Jim has been an investor in over 30 consumer Internet, media, and technology companies that have completed public offerings or successful mergers.
Jim led Accel’s investment in Facebook (FB) in April, 2005, and has served on the Board of Directors since that time. He is the founding Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Jim is also currently on the board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (WMT), where he is the Lead/Presiding Independent Director, and serves on the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee, and the Technology Operations Committee.
Jim is co-founder, and on the Strategic Investment Committee/Board of Accel-KKR and IDG-Accel China Fund, and is a Founding Insight Partner of Technology Crossover Investors (TCV).
Earlier, Jim worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York, and in product marketing and management at Apple, Inc. and Hewlett Packard.
Jim is passionate about contemporary and modern art, and photography, film, wine, and music. He actively supports numerous educational and environmental non-profit initiatives.
Education Jim graduated with Distinction from Stanford University with a BS and from Harvard University with an MBA, where he was named a Baker Scholar (top 5% of class).