As Head of the Emerging Manager Practice at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), Jim leads a team that provides general partners with tailored services and strategic guidance-from fundraising and fund operations, to portfolio company support and creative liquidity solutions.
Prior to joining SVB, Jim co-founded Selby Venture Partners, a seed and early stage focused VC firm with over US$130 million in management from a diversified group of Limited Partners, including the US Government. Jim was also an early investor in Pandora, BigFix (Acq by IBM for $400M), Coremetrics (Acq by IBM), and Active Semiconductor, Inc.
Jim, a native Californian, has been working in the start-up ecosystem in Silicon Valley for over 20 years and has been with Silicon Valley Bank since 2012. He serves on the Leavey School of Business Advisory Board at Santa Clara University and holds an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, as well a B.S. in Finance from Santa Clara University.