Founder and President
Jim Switzer is a Sales and Marketing strategy consultant with a proven track record to understand and synthesize information concerning technology, market dynamics, and organizational change that drives new revenue.
He learned and refined this expertise as a trailblazer with great companies such as Autodesk, Mentor Graphics, Hewlett Packard, Welch-Allyn, and with small, high tech startups.
He is an expert at aligning business strategy, product fit, go-to-market strategy, and sales strategies that drive sales growth. His unique perspective allows him to view multiple phases of product launch and customer success simultaneously.
The diversity of his academic background in engineering, marketing, and organizational development combined with years of customer-facing sales experience enables him to identify solutions fast, accelerating sales growth.
EDUCATION, SUCCESS, & EXPERTISE
Columbia University Executive Program, Organizational Development
DePaul University MBA, Marketing University of Illinois Bachelors of Science, Electrical Engineering
Enterprise Sales Success Autodesk Pioneered design solution and adoption into Electric Utilities Mentor Graphics Led the explosive growth in CAE/CAD industry into Consumer Electronics
Hewlett Packard Pioneered Microprocessor design tools into AT&T
Technology Assoc Oregon Executive-in-Residence
George Fox University Adjunct Professor, Entrepreneurial Thinking
Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honorary
Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honorary
Jim has also been recognized for excellence in sales and marketing leadership at each company he has worked over his 30+ year career. He has consistently demonstrated an ability to penetrate large complex organizations and customers with innovative go to market strategies.
This includes being a repeat Autodesk Diamond Club winner, selected at Motorola as a Galvan Master, chosen as the National Sales Manager of the Year and repeat Chairman’s club winner at Mentor Graphics, and selected as National Salesman of the Year at Hewlett Packard.