Mr Jim Lussier
Jim focuses on investments in software, services and consumer/internet companies. His current investments include CollabNet, Sabre and StarCite. Jim was formerly a member of the board of directors of Acta Technology (acquired by Business Objects), Escalate (acquired by GERS) and M-Factor (acquired by DemandTec). He has worked closely with a number of NVP portfolio companies including Annuncio (acquired by Peoplesoft), Arbortext (acquired by PTC), and Primus Knowledge Solutions (acquired by Art Technology). Prior to joining NVP, Jim was Vice President and General Manager of the direct e-commerce solutions division of Beyond.com Corporation, a leading online software and services provider to businesses, government agencies and individuals. Jim's division, which he created, provided outsourced e-business services to a variety of partners including Autodesk, Compaq, Hewlett Packard, Network Associates, Symantec, and 3Com. Earlier Jim served Beyond.com Corporation as vice president of operations, responsible for category management, transaction processing, demand fulfillment, and customer service. Prior to Beyond.com Corporation, Jim managed Accenture's (formerly Andersen Consulting) electronics and high technology strategy practice for North America and was a member of the firm's e-commerce core group. While at Accenture, Jim worked with senior executives to develop and implement winning business and operations plans for emerging technology companies in areas including software, Internet and online services, computers, communications equipment, and wireless broadband services. Jim has also held executive positions at Booz Allen & Hamilton and Metaphor Computer Systems, which became a subsidiary of IBM. In addition, Jim is a member of the board of directors of SD Forum, a leading Silicon Valley non-profit organization devoted to informing, educating and connecting entrepreneurs and business professionals in the field of technology. He is also a venture advisor for BUILD.org, which provides real-world entrepreneurial experience that empowers youth from under-resourced communities to excel in education, lead in their communities, and succeed professionally.
Jim holds a bachelor of science in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.
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