Jim is President of NextCorps, where he leads the organization in creating entrepreneurship and innovation-based regional growth. During his tenure at NextCorps, the organization has launched a software accelerator program, clean tech accelerator, and an optics, photonics, and imaging accelerator. Prior experience includes co-founding the Rochester Angel Network, which he continues to lead as Managing Director; experience with multiple startup companies; and engineering and manufacturing roles at multi-billion dollar firms. Jim holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from the Simon Business School.