Jim has had the roles of President/CEO/GM with emerging technology companies serving a broad array of industries and markets. He is known for transforming businesses by building value in turnarounds and by growing market share under intense competition.
With comprehensive and direct hands-on experience in all aspects of acquisitions from initial strategic planning through assessment, negotiations, due diligence and post-acquisition integration of businesses, he has worked from both the buy-side and sell-side of many transactions in small as well as large multi-national company environments.
Jim has a BS in engineering from West Point, an MBA from St. Edward’s University and a Ph.D. in Management Science from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
Phil Callahan, Director of Business Development, Silicon Labs
Phil joined Silicon Labs as Senior Marketing Manager in 2005, and moved into his current role of corporate development and M&A in 2015.
With a BSEE from the University of Cincinnati, Phil has worked at Agilent Technologies, Cicada Semiconductor, and Vitesse Semiconductor – now Microsemi – before joining Silicon Labs.
Julie Miller & Brian Bedford, Founders, MillerBedford
Prior to launching MillerBedford, Brian Bedford was SVP of Human Resources for Motorola’s Semiconductor Products Sector with 50,000 employees. Julie Miller was Director of HR for Networking & Computing Systems Group, a $2 billion business. They formed MillerBedford in 2001 working with companies to provide solutions for organizational issues focusing on culture, leadership and strategy. Their work establishes a corporate culture to support organizational strategy – especially when that strategy involves growth through acquiring new companies and merging teams.
Kevin Fincher, Senior Manager of Tax Services, RSM US LLP
Kevin has over 19 years of experience working with business enterprises in the areas of business and tax consulting. His expertise covers corporate taxation issues, equity compensation, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring, Kevin specializes in the software and hardware technology, life sciences, manufacturing, retail
and distribution, and real estate industries.
Kevin is a graduate of the University of Arizona and is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.
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