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Jim is Chief Business Officer of Gro Intelligence, which uses machine learning and data analytics to collect and organize the world's agricultural data and produce insights and forecasts for players across the agriculture value chain.
Jim's leadership roles before Gro included serving as Chairman & CEO of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, where he oversaw a $60 billion credit portfolio supporting U.S. exports to over 150 countries. As Chief Investment Officer of the U.S. Treasury Department's Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), he built the team and programs to execute over 600 investments designed to prevent the collapse of the financial system and led the rescue financings of AIG, Citi, Bank of America, GM, and Chrysler. Jim was also Senior Vice President-Corporate Development of Sempra Energy, where he led strategy and M&A for the Fortune 500 utility and gas infrastructure company.
Jim's other roles include serving as Professor of Practice at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy & Strategy, board member of PeacePlayers International, and Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. He began his career in finance after earning degrees from Harvard Law School and Stanford University.