Jim has held senior executive roles in finance and operations, including CFO of every major division of AT&T. He served as a consultant and board member of Joint Venture companies in North America, England, France, Japan, and Korea. At MaRS, he mentors technology and life science companies, working with them on everything from business planning and marketplace issues to contracts.

“We guide our entrepreneurs, but we don’t do the work – they do. It’s how they learn. To be part of an incubator of technology, cleantech, and life science ideas – well, MaRS is a unique set up and I think it really bodes well for Canada.”


  • AT&T (Canada), President and CEO
  • Joint Venture Companies, Consultant, Member of Board
  • Stevens Institute of Technology, Masters (Management Science)
  • St. Mary’s University, BS (Business Administration, Accounting)