Jim Simons is a founding Managing Director of Split Rock Partners. Jim focuses on software and services companies, which are enabled by ubiquitous low-cost computing and communications connectivity. Jim offers a deep understanding of direct marketing to consumers and how technology is changing the way businesses acquire, retain and service their customers.
Prior to founding Split Rock Partners, Jim served as General Partner of St. Paul Venture Capital, which he joined in 1996 and focused on early-stage investing in software and services opportunities. Before joining St. Paul Venture Capital, Jim was a partner at Marquette Venture Partners, where he was responsible for investments in a variety of industries. Jim began his career in the investment banking group at Trammell Crow Company and in the corporate finance department at First Boston Corporation.
Jim received a BA in economics and history from Stanford University and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.