Senior Director of Operations
Jim administers processes and technology in support of the investment team, manages a network of service partners and provides research in support of JumpStart portfolio companies' quest for follow-on funding.
Jim Doughman came to JumpStart with 26 years of business experience with smaller, entrepreneurial companies throughout Northeast Ohio. While with Cleveland Crystals, a manufacturer of crystalline laser components, Jim developed, expanded and managed institutional accounts in several markets, including medical systems, defense, energy research and analytical equipment. He spent two years helping small and mid-size companies grow with CAMP, Inc, (now a division of MAGNET), then served as Vice President of Marketing for Indigo Technical Media, a digital media startup providing instructional and marketing products to technical clients. Most recently, Jim worked as Marketing Director for Maingate Business Development Corporation.
Jim earned a BS in Public Relations Journalism with a minor in Physics from Kent State University and an MBA from the Case Weatherhead School of Management. He chairs the Board of Directors for the Passport Project, a new arts education agency that celebrates diversity.