Jim co-founded Turn in 2004, bringing his extensive experience in online advertising and search to create a next-generation online advertising platform. Jim is currently a partner at Shasta Ventures, Chairman and co-founder of Turn, chairman of Extole and Sojern and a director of RelayRides. From October 2004 until October 2009, Jim was CEO, Chairman and co-founder of Turn. Before that he was President of Overture Search, a division of Overture Services, Inc. Jim joined Overture via its acquisition of AltaVista Company, where he was President and CEO. In this role, he led the company’s successful turnaround and sale to Overture.
Jim was also president of Ancestry.com (MyFamily.com) and president and CEO of ThirdAge Media, which was acquired by Ancestry.com. Prior to that, Jim was president and CEO of Infogrammes North America, a leading global publisher of video games and entertainment software. He was also Chairman, president and CEO of Accolade Inc, Infogrammes’ predecessor company, and prior to that was chief operating officer of an “Inc. 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies.”
Jim has served on the boards of many private and public companies including SideStep, Inc. where he was Chairman and Petco where he was also an early investor. Jim earned a Bachelor’s degree, MBA and J.D. from Stanford University.