JIM GOULKA is Chairman and Managing Director for Arizona Tech Investors (ATI) and responsible for the general management of the organization. Goulka previously served as CEO of software companies NetSelector Inc (sold to Apple, Inc), Jump-Start Solutions, and bid4real.com. Additionally, he was CEO of the National Technology Transfer Center, which commercialized IP developed in all 10 NASA labs and parts of the Department of Defense, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and Taliesin Preservation, Inc. and served as COO and CFO of Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. and its world-wide subsidiaries. Goulka began his career in corporate finance and private equity at JP Morgan Chase and Citibank. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Angel Capital Association and is a member of its Education Committee.
Goulka is a governing or advisory board member of several ATI portfolio companies. Previously, he was Chairman of Merriam-Webster Dictionaries and most of Britannica’s world-wide subsidiaries, and a board member of various early stage companies. His not-for-profit board involvement includes Steppenwolf Theater Company, Chicago Shakespeare, the Dallas Zoological Society, and the Associate Board of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He has also served on elected school and township boards.
He holds two degrees from Yale.
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