Jim has worked a number of years in executive roles in the software industry. He graduated from North Dakota State University in 1984 with a degree in Industrial Engineering and has held a variety of executive management positions with consulting and software companies including; Andersen Consulting, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Lawson and Healthland. Jim’s interest in combining business acumen with the needs of social justice has made SVP an excellent fit for his interests and passions. He enjoys working with our investees from strategic planning through operational excellence. Jim also enjoys the networking aspect of SVP that has allowed him to introduce SVP to his family, friends, and business associates. Jim and his wife Mary often team up together to help enable SVP investees with their time and talent. Jim leads the Development Committee and served as one of a team of Lead Partners working with Breakthrough Twin Cities.