Jim is a 30-year veteran of the Canadian venture capital industry. He has participated actively across all funding stages from being part of founding management through personal angel investment, institutional venture capital, corporate venture investment and a variety of public and private exits. He has also been actively involved in numerous public policy initiatives designed to foster a healthy Canadian environment for early-stage companies and venture capital investors.
Jim has been a Managing Director with Ventures West and Chrysalix Energy Management, overseen corporate venture investing as Treasurer of MacMillan Bloedel, and was founder and CEO of China Capital, CFO of the Angus Reid Group, and a Director of many technology companies. He currently chairs the Boards of Vision Critical Communications Inc., Recombo Inc. and Tyze Personal Networks Inc., and is a member of the Advisory Board of OMERS Ventures.
Jim is also actively involved in the non-profit and social enterprise sector. He was a founding partner of BC Technology Social Venture Partners, has served on many other non-profit Boards and is engaged in public policy initiatives to enhance social innovation and finance.