Jim Barnett is CEO and Cofounder of Glint. He has been a highly successful serial CEO and entrepreneur. Jim is also currently chairman and co-founder of Turn, and Sojern. From 2004 until 2009, Jim was CEO, chairman and co-founder of Turn, the leading platform for managing data driven digital advertising. Before that he 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. In this role, he led the company’s successful turnaround and sale to Overture.
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. 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 earned a bachelor’s degree, MBA and J.D. from Stanford University.
Co-Founder & CEO
Board & Advisor Roles (7)Update
|Jan, 2014||Turn||$80M / Series E||Shasta Ventures|
|Jul, 2012||Needle||$10.5M / Series B (Lead)||Shasta Ventures|
|Jun, 2011||Turo||$1.25M / Series A||Shasta Ventures|
|Nov, 2009||Pulpo Media||undisclosed amount / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2008||Turn||$15M / Series C||Shasta Ventures|
|Mar, 2008||Turn||$15M / Series B||Shasta Ventures|
|Aug 3, 2017||Chicago Tribue - The start-ups that will help your company avoid becoming the next Uber|
|Jun 7, 2017||Market Wired - Top - New Data Reveals Direct Link Between Employee Engagement and Glassdoor Scores, Stock Market Performance|
|Nov 10, 2016||PE HUB - Employee engagement platform Glint garners $10 mln Series C|
|Sep 23, 2016||Vator.tv - When Turo was young: the early years|
|Aug 30, 2016||Boston Tech Flash - Glint raises $27M to boost HR departments via artificial intelligence|
|Jun 21, 2016||Boston Tech Flash - The role of artificial intelligence in people management|
|May 26, 2016||BBC Business - How 'robo recruiters' could affect your job prospects|
|Aug 18, 2015||Inc.com - Amazon's Data-Driven Approach Becoming More Common|