Jim was born and raised in Central PA. He earned a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Penn State University. After receiving his degree, Jim moved to New York City to pursue a career in film and television. He worked in production for a few years before transitioning into office management. Prior to joining Shield AI, Jim worked for a staffing firm specializing in finance & accounting. It was there that he gained exposure to early stage and high-growth technology companies and realized that’s what he wanted to be a part of. Jim is a big sports fan supporting all the local sports teams in Pittsburgh along with his Alma Mater, Penn State.