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James Colgan

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Product and Product Marketing Leader - now: Microsoft Outlook Mobile (30M MAU); past: Rackspace; Enterprise Software Startups & Embedded

Product and Product Marketing Leader - now: Microsoft Outlook Mobile (30M MAU); past: Rackspace; Enterprise Software Startups & Embedded

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Founder

Xuropa Inc.

Positions

Senior Director Product Management Microsoft March 2015 - present
Senior Director Product Marketing and Product Management icix July 2014 - December 2014
Product Manager Rackspace, the Open Cloud Company May 2013 - July 2014
Founder & CEO Xuropa Inc. March 2008 - May 2013
Instructor - Advanced Social Media Marketing: A Practical Approach For Business UC Santa Cruz August 2010 - December 2010
VP Product Marketing XLX Solutions March 2006 - March 2008
VP Product Marketing and Business Development DAFCA Inc. January 2005 - January 2006
Director of Product Marketing and Product Management Sonics, Inc. July 2001 - January 2005
Senior Product Marketing Manager National Semiconductor March 1993 - March 2001

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz Marketing and sales October 1997 - December 1997
Demontfort University (UK) Electronic Engineering 1987 - 1991

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Wearable Tech

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Michael Bittle
They're my advisor  •  Board of Advisors, Attend LLC and Board of Directors, Comprehensive Development Inc..
James scores a hat trick by spotting a great opportunity, driving effective execution while being a tireless champion to all constituencies. ... He is a pleasure to work with and I can't wait to see what his 'next big thing' turns out to be.
Shantanu "Deep" Datta
We worked together  •  Implementation Engineer, Bazaarvoice. Previously Client Account Manager, Thomson Reuters. University of Southern California grad.
James is extremely knowledgable and passionate about his work - he's a cutting edge thinker with years of experience in getting things done! ...
Michael Selvidge
We worked together  •  Co-founder, CallinOates.com and Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Twilio, Inc.. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.
James is incredibly intelligent and articulate, always has a wealth of great ideas and more importantly, the know-how to execute

Michael Bittle
They're my advisor: other  •  Board of Advisors, Attend LLC and Board of Directors, Comprehensive Development Inc..
Michael is a great listener. He gets to the heart of the issue on the table and then provides clear and actionable advice drawing from his ... vast experience. What sets him apart as an advisor is his humility and approachability. You're working with someone who is a friend that cares about you and your business. I could not recommend Michael highly enough.

Mark Everett
We worked together  •  Previously Product Manager, Rackspace, the Open Cloud Company. Previously Software Engineer, Rackspace Hosting. Virginia Polytechnic Institute a
Mark puts the user at the center of everything he does, and is not afraid to take contrarian paths to achieve user-centric goals.