Jim is a venture capital investor with JetBlue’s corporate venture arm where he focuses on travel (customer experience, tourism, hospitality, etc), commercial aviation (enterprise systems, airline operations & maintenance, loyalty, etc), and sustainability/climate tech (ESG, fuel sources, propulsion, new vehicles). His investments include Air Company, Beacon AI, Universal Hydrogen, Lacuna, i6, and 3Victors.
Jim is a former entrepreneur with passion for helping founders build companies. He founded one of the first commercial drone based services businesses in the Pacific Northwest after working for Boeing/Insitu and the US Air Force before that. He spent nearly 10 years working with unmanned aircraft systems including operating surveillance drones overseas and managing operations for DoD programs. Jim has an MBA from the University of Oregon and BS in Technical Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.