Jim is a Managing Director of Hillcrest Venture Partners. He focuses on investments in Enterprise Applications, Communications Infrastructure, and Wireless Technologies. Jim oversees the firm's investments in Branded Online and MomentFeed. He also managed the firm's investments in Phoenix Energy Technologies (acquired by Duke Energy, NYSE: DUK) and QuickFire Networks (acquired by Facebook, NASDAQ: FB).
Before joining Hillcrest, Jim was previously an Operating Partner with Meritage Funds, a growth equity fund based in Denver. Jim managed Meritage's investments in Completel Europe (IPO) and Newpath Networks (acquired by Crown Castle; NYSE: CCI). Prior to his work at Meritage, Jim was a successful communications executive for more than 40 years, playing a visionary role in the cable industry and starting several successful businesses. He served as founding Chairman and CEO of Completel from 1998 to 2001. He also served as Deputy Chairman of IVS Cable International, building the company until its sale to KPN Cable in 1995. Jim held various executive positions with United Cable over a period of fifteen years, and in 1987 founded United Cable International to build and buy cable properties in the UK. He served as CEO of UCI through its combination with the UK assets of US West to form TeleWest (now Virgin Media; NASDAQ: VMED).
Co-founder/CEO Completel Acquired for $1.1B
Founder/CEO UCI (now Virgin Media)
Partner Meritage Funds