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Jim McCarthy

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Mentor, Maven Ventures Growth Labs and Founder, Jim McCarthy Leadership. University of Iowa grad.

Mentor, Maven Ventures Growth Labs and Founder, Jim McCarthy Leadership. University of Iowa grad.

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Maven Ventures
Maven Ventures | VC & Incubator

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Founder Jim McCarthy Leadership October 2012 - present
Mentor Maven Ventures | VC & Incubator March 2014 - present
VP of Business Operations Drawbridge Inc. July 2011 - October 2012
Member, Board of Directors Answers August 2008 - January 2012
Senior Director of Product Operations Yahoo! March 2007 - April 2011
Director of Business Development NexTag April 2004 - February 2007
Sr. Manager – Inside Sales; Sr. Marketing Manager Docent September 2002 - October 2003
Associate Brand Manager -- Yahoo! Shopping Yahoo! July 2000 - September 2001
Operations Manager -- Yahoo! Commerce Yahoo! November 1999 - July 2000
Senior Producer -- Yahoo! International Commerce Yahoo! January 1999 - November 1999
Senior Producer -- Yahoo! Classifieds, Yahoo! Real Estate Yahoo! July 1997 - January 1999
Special Projects Manager: Marketing San Jose Mercury News September 1996 - June 1997
Summer Associate - Munich Germany Office McKinsey and Company June 1995 - September 1995
Account Consultant / Sales AT&T November 1992 - June 1994
Senior Sales Representative PacTel Meridian Systems December 1991 - November 1992
Business Journalist - Madrid, Spain Reporter, S.A. July 1990 - March 1991
English Instructor - Frankfurt, Germany Amerika-Haus September 1987 - July 1989

Education

Stanford Graduate School of Business Marketing, International Business 1994 - 1996
Universitaet Tuebingen, Germany Political Science, Economics September 1986 - June 1987
University of Iowa Politcal Science, History, German August 1982 - May 1986
Institute for European Studies, Vienna German, Politcal Science September 1984 - June 1985
Creighton Preparatory School 1978 - 1982
Christ the King 1970 - 1978

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Steve Chew
We worked together  •  VP of Business Development, Fundly. Previously Senior Technical Product Manager, Microsoft. Harvard Business School grad. Stanford grad.
Jim was my manager when we launched the UK business for NexTag back in 2004. But Jim was way more than just my manager - He was (and still ... is) a wonderful mentor and a trusted friend. I learned a lot about leadership, influence, and team-building from Jim. He has such a rich set of experiences from living overseas to working for multiple Silicon Valley startups with successful exits. As such, Jim had so many memorable stories to share, and for me, invaluable advice and lessons to learn. With our shared experience of living in London, opening an international office, and hiring a high-performing team, Jim and I have remained close friends throughout the years, and I can't think of anyone I trust more from both a personal and professional standpoint. I'm glad to see that Jim has been so successful in building his own consultancy, and I would strongly recommend Jim as a mentor and advisor to anyone who is looking to not only grow in their career but also in their personal lives.
Olga Mack (Kotlyarevskaya)
Assistant General Counsel, Zoosk, Inc.. Previously In-House Counsel, Global Client Deals and Product, Visa.

Steve Chew
We worked together  •  VP of Business Development, Fundly. Previously Senior Technical Product Manager, Microsoft. Harvard Business School grad. Stanford grad.
I managed Steve and worked side by side with him for a year, while we were launching NexTag UK. We started in San Mateo, CA, and then opened ... the NexTag UK office in London. During that time, we were like a startup within a startup. We had extremely limited resources as we tried to figure out a different market. We made adjustments to get the product / market fit right. And then we worked like crazy to grow the business profitably. Steven showed courage, dedication, creativity, and great intelligence. He's also a fun, funny, and considerate person. He and I have remained friends over the years. I have no doubt that he can continue to be a fantastic entrepreneur. I would hire him in an instant.