Jim Heerwagen comes to The Health Trust with 25 years of hands-on experience in executive, investor, and adviser roles for early stage technology companies. He is currently an adviser to early stage companies and nonprofits.
Jim was co-founder and CEO of IQVine, Inc., which provided crowd-sourced market research and expert advice. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunvolt Nanosystems, Inc., which developed a materials system to power electronic devices, the first of which was solar cells. Before Sunvolt, Jim was President and CEO of NtechRA, Inc., a venture-backed developer of enterprise software based in San Jose, CA. He began at NtechRA after founding and running Bridge Partners, which specialized in investing and advising early stage electronics and software companies. Prior to this, Jim was Senior Vice President and COO of V-One, Inc., a publicly traded developer of network security software. Before that, he was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Telogy Networks, a developer of real time communications software. Jim has held senior sales and marketing management positions with Bell Atlantic, Tymnet and Infonet.
Jim received his BSE in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University in 1980 and his Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1986. Jim was an officer in the Civil Engineer Corps of the US Navy and is a member of several advisory and non-profit boards. He lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and three sons now attending college.