Jim Cook

     Technologist, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Advisor

After receiving a BS of Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Jim went to MIT as a Research Engineer in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department. Twenty-five years later he was back at MIT doing Management of Technology consulting for the Sloan School's Associate Dean, Ed Roberts. Between those career bookends, Jim was intensely involved in high technology as an entrepreneur, executive, and consultant. The roughly chronological highlights of Jim's career are:

As SrVP at Rulon & White Governance Strategies leading their Autonomous Vehicle practice in Washington, DC.

Concurrently CFO of Progress, Inc. (AI Venture) and Omega-Server Inc. (High Performance Computing Venture).

As Board Member and CFO of Quadrobot ("Last Mile" Delivery EV vehicle startup) advised and did projections.

Representing China, spoke on Entrepreneurship in China at the Kauffman Foundation's 2008 Global Symposium.

Chaired the Beijing conference on "Bridging the Cultural Gap - Key to Success".

Delivered a series of lectures at the Financial Policy Center of People's University.

Taught MBAs Finance, Project Mgmt., Economics of Manufacturing (@UCSD ) et al.

Consulted to AT&T Bell Labs' VP on managing their Intellectual Property talent.

Consulted to Fiat and Rolls-Royce Aero on restructuring for rapid development.

Consulted for 5 years to DuPont on Step Change improvement in nylon production.

Attributed in Odyssey by Apple's Sculley as "inspiring" Sculley's distinctions between management styles.

As VP of Engineering at Denning Mobile Robotics (NASDAQ:GARD) improved the robot's reliability 100-fold.

Was Corporate VP of Technology at Computervision, a Fortune 500 and world's largest CAD/CAM company.

Presided over a venture, Unidata Systems, that went from his kitchen table to NASDAQ National Listing in 4 years.

Was president/founder of Exxon Enterprises' venture, Verbex, in 9/81 IEEE Spectrum was #1 in speech recognition.

As a Staff Mathematician at Sanders Associates, led the programming of a massively parallel top secret computer.

Began as a Research Engineer at MIT's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics in G&N in the Apollo era.

A 2016 biographical interview (30 min.) by Glenn O'Kray, Chairman of Dearborn (Michigan) Historical Commission.


Contact:  Email: jim at globatech.com     Cell: 646 763 7501    Home/office: 313 271 2900