Entrepreneur in residence at an early stage VC group. CTO with 2 funded startups - now acting CTO with several early stage companies. Looking for technical direction? Need an Acting / Interim CTO? let's talk.
Applied / granted +750K for project.
Won 1st place - Palo Alto business plan competition.
Created and awarded patent for cargo tracking device.
Been an EIR for an early stage VC - Acting CTO for a few (seed / A round) companies. CTO through seed + 2 rounds as well... from business plan in apartment to multiple floors in NYC. Many times lead programmer ≠ CTO - I help bridge the gap.
Through several projects, I've found Jim a great guy to work with. He always has a clear, and often innovative, vision of the objectives. Details are never ignored, and he pushes for high standards to be reached, if at all possible. He's strong on keeping progress moving and getting work completed. Despite his effectiveness, he is always ready to discuss issues in a constructive and relaxed way.
I've no doubt that Jim qualifies as belonging to the most highly effective group of IT practitioners - people who combine excellent abilities in seeing the commercial picture and understanding the possibilities, while also having a detailed grasp of the technology. The latter is unusually broad in Jim's case, and includes a strong awareness of the latest standards leaning techniques employed on the World Wide Web.
I have worked with Jim for over seventeen years. As the Director of PC labs he ran a tight ship that pumped out well thought out reviews even under intense deadlines.
I unfortunately seen many individuals flounder after leaving the structured environment of a larger organization. After Jim left PC Labs he both evolved and thrived.
It has been gratifying to see where Jim has gone with his talents. I am looking forward to seeing what he comes up with in the future!
Jim is a well-respected executive and strategic technology leader with a proven track record of delivering results.
I have worked with Jim Galley for almost two decades, dating back to his executive Director role at PC Magazine Labs in NY through a number of startups and on several consulting assignments.
If you want to transform a technological idea into a business, Jim will bring deep knowledge, experience, wisdom and passion to your team. Jim will insure that the company's technology strategy serves its business strategy, aligning the interests of all of the stake-holders behind an outstanding customer experience. It all adds up to peace-of-mind.
Jim is a detail oriented individual with a broad set of Tech skills. Jim is the first to take on challenges and has a methodical approach of solving each situation gaining as much experience in each step as possible. He sees opportunities in areas that are normally difficult for others to see and builds new opportunties for the future.