Jim has over 25 years’ experience in growing computer software development organisations at IBM and Fundi Software.
He has held various senior positions ranging from Business Development Manager and General Manager to Commercial Director and CFO. His responsibilities have included marketing and sales and financial and day-to-day management. Having worked extensively in the IT industry abroad and in Australia, he has deep connections in the software industry in the USA, Eastern and Western Europe, and Australia.
Jim started his career at IBM and rapidly progressed through the ranks from System Engineer to Project Manager and culminated as the Head of IBM’s Australian Programming Centre. He built the Centre’s development team from scratch to 128 people. Being also responsible for business development, he secured large projects in USA, Canada, UK, and Germany.
Jim has been involved in several successful M&As including the MBO of a software development company out of Telstra as both an investor and advisor.
His other skills include due diligence, market analysis, financial modeling, contract analysis, IP strategy, R&D tax applications and audits, contingency planning, and asset identification.