Jim has thirty-five years of general management, content, marketing, start-up and fundraising experience in traditional and online media.
Jim joined CPBN as Content Director in April, 2013. For three and a half years prior to that, Jim was the Publisher and CEO of The Connecticut News Project and a member of the team that launched CT Mirror in January 2010.
From 2001 to 2009, Jim was a Partner at Plum Holdings, L.P. an early stage media venture fund. Prior to that, Jim was co-founder and CEO of Press Point, the first company to print on demand the world’s most prestigious newspapers. He founded his media consulting firm, The Compass Group of Connecticut, LLC in 1997.
Jim spent seventeen years at The New York Times Company. From 1993-1997, he was President of The New York Times Information Services Group where he ran The New York Times News Service and Syndicate, New York Times Business Information Services, led the negotiating team that regained the electronic rights to The New York Times content from Lexis-Nexis and started the original interactive division of The New York Times.
From 1991-1993, Jim was Senior Vice President, Marketing at The New York Times. As a masthead executive, Jim was responsible for the newspaper’s marketing, planning, research, promotion, new business and new products development.