Jim is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Rincon Venture Partners. Jim has eighteen years of experience in venture capital investing, technology investment banking and advisory services and strategic business consulting. Previously, Jim led software investing at Broadview Capital Partners, a $250 million Bay Area expansion-stage venture capital firm. Before BCP, Jim was a member of the Technology Investment Banking Group at Alex. Brown & Sons. There, he concentrated on equity private placements, mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings for software companies. Jim began his career with Symmetrix, a boutique management consulting firm founded by a Bain & Co. founder, which helped to create strategic advantage through the application of technology. At Symmetrix, Jim specialized in strategy formulation and economic modeling. Jim received his MBA with highest distinction (first in his class) from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College, and his BS in Economics (magna cum laude) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Jim serves on the Boards of Directors of Burstly, Campus Explorer, Cocodot, DataPop, SteelHouse and Digital Performance. He previously served on the Boards of Cadforce (acquired by Neilsoft) and Packet Island (acquired by BroadSoft). In addition, he serves on the Boards of Directors of Friends of Yosemite Search and Rescue and the Los Angeles Venture Association, and on the Advisory Boards of the Douglas Family Preserve, the Technology Management Program at UCSB and the Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship at Santa Barbara City College.