Jim is the global head of William Blair Venture Capital, co-founder & former CEO of 1871, a Chicago digital co-working space, and founder of the Chicago Entrepreneurial Center. Prior to joining William Blair, Jim was managing director of MVC Capital, where he led originations of venture capital, private equity and debt recapitalizations. More Info > During his tenure at Motorola, he served as the corporate vice president of the company’s internal venture capital fund and worked closely on the launch of the Google-Motorola Droid product. In addition to serving as a White House Fellow, Jim’s other professional experiences include roles at . Kearney, Ariel Capital Management, Sidley Austin and the Chicago Board of Trade. He received a MBA from Northwestern University, and a JD and BA from Georgetown University.