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Jim Baum

Jim Baum
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Jim Baum

XIR, Graymor Investments, LLC

As an XIR, Jim leverages his strategic, operational, and domain expertise to support businesses in enterprise services and platforms with the potential to create and re-invent entire markets.

Jim Baum brings over 25 years of experience operating and scaling innovative technology businesses. He served as President and CEO of data warehousing and analytics company Netezza. Throughout his career, Jim has demonstrated his passion for building dynamic teams that bring disruptive technology solutions to market. In 2007, Jim helped take Netezza public, later leading the nearly $2B acquisition of Netezza by IBM in 2010 — a transaction dubbed the most “disruptive acquisition” of 2010 by Information Week.

Jim also led Endeca’s growth from a tiny startup to a leading provider of innovative information access and delivery software solutions to the Global 2000, setting the stage for its ultimate acquisition by Oracle in late 2011. Prior to Endeca and Netezza, he served at PTC as an Executive Vice President and General Manager. Over the course of his 11-year tenure, he had the opportunity to manage functions across nearly every facet of that organization, helping the company grow from $11M to $1B in revenue.

Jim has served on a range of corporate boards, from innovative startups to fast growth pre-IPO companies and publicly traded companies. Most recently, Jim was Chairman of Dyn, which was acquired by Oracle in 2016. He is a Trustee at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), where he focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as a senior lecturer in entrepreneurship at MIT’s Sloan School.

Jim is an engineering graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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