Jim joined Columbia in 1994 and focuses on investments in communications services, primarily in the wireless, telecom, satellite, and media sectors. He is currently a director of AB Spectrum, NextNav, Digital Signal, Canara, Local Media, The Tennis Channel, TriStar and Extenet. He previously held board seats with Baja Broadband (acquired by TBS), Presidio, Nuvox Communications (acquired by Windstream), TVCC (acquired by Light Squared), CCTV (acquired by Light Squared), Mobile Satellite Ventures, XM Satellite Radio, ICG Communications (acquired by Level 3 Communications), Taqua (acquired by Tekelec), WCS Wireless (acquired by NextWave Wireless), and WNP Communications (acquired by XO Communications), and has worked closely with a number of former Columbia portfolio companies including Digital Television Services (acquired by Pegasus Communications) and NeoWorld (acquired by Nextel). Jim received his B.A. from Stanford University.