The following is a bio of mass proportions:
Jim Smith has over forty years of experience in large scale distribution, manufacturing and wholesaling as well as experience with application specific software start-ups. Previous executive positions include Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Harris Semiconductor, President of Hamilton/Avnet, President of McKesson Corporation (the world’s largest pharmaceutical wholesaler, with $10 billion in sales) and Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Decision Dynamix Corporation, a privately held software application solution provider of proprietary artificial intelligence and neural networks software systems. Jim was part of the investment group in Nexion, an Internet travel software company and was named President and Chief Executive in February 2000. Nexion was recently acquired by a division of American Airlines.
Jim serves as director and board member for Invinity Systems Corporation and serves on several advisory and board of directors of privately held software companies. Jim is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Economics and attended University of Detroit Executive MBA Program.
**Shivers in Boots…**
Helium welcomes Silicon Valley juggernaut Jim Smith to the Helium family as the Chairman of the Board! Jim will serve as a key player in building partnerships with companies for product development and will serve as a key advisor for structural business strategies. “Helium is beyond exciting!” says Jim. “The Elemental Issue is nothing short of a show-stopper, and yet it appears to be just a stepping stone for the next issue to come. This kind of quality work is scalable if done right, and adding technology to the mix can change everything.”