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Jim Banks

Advisor Austin, Texas Area, US

CEO & Founder, ShadeTree Technology. Previously Sales Advisor, Shelfbucks.

CEO & Founder, ShadeTree Technology. Previously Sales Advisor, Shelfbucks.

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ShadeTree Technology


ShadeTree Technology
Contextual, Inc


Advisor ShadeTree Technology March 2007 - present
Sales Advisor Shelfbucks March 2014 - February 2015
CEO & Founder ShadeTree Technology September 2006 - 2014
Vice President Radiant Real-time 2004 - 2005
VP of Sales Movaris Corporation March 2003 - September 2004
Director of Sales Siebel Systems 1996 - 2002
Advisor Contextual, Inc 1999 - 2001
VP of Sales IPS-Integrated Project Services, Inc. February 1993 - June 1996
VP Sales Integrated Project Systems, Inc. 1993 - 1995
Director of VAR Channels Oracle December 1991 - January 1993
Regional Manager - Tele-business Oracle June 1989 - December 1991
Director of New Business Development Oracle June 1987 - June 1989
District Manager MAI Basic Four January 1984 - June 1987
District Manager Motorola Solutions 1978 - 1984


William Paterson University of New Jersey Marketing 1975 - 1977
State University of New York at Albany Business 1973 - 1975
Cedar Grove Memorial High School

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  • • SEO
  • • Lead generation
  • • Marketing Automation
Markets of Interest
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Productivity Tools

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Paul Rosenblum
We worked together  •  Founder, Super Secret Mobile Thing. Previously Co-founder, MyBuys. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
Jim's been there, done that. He's been on the early team growing startups into big successful companies (with IPOs). And he's started and ... nurtured ones himself.
Bob Morrison
We worked together  •  Director of Sales Analytics, SumTotal Systems. Previously Director of Sales Operations, GeoLearning.
Jim has a passion for his belief in raising the bar for sales performance. He started ShadeTree to realize that vision and has gained signi ... ficant insight into the blood, sweat, and tears to have a concept from an idea to fruition. I believe in Jim, not just for the great product he has created, but because Jim believes in Jim. I purchased his products 5 years ago and have developed a great respect for his abilities. He always does what he says and never gives up!
rob solomon
We worked together  •  Socratic Case Teacher, Acton School of Business and Chairman & Chief Strategist, Bulldog Solutions.
very determined; risk taker; very smart.
Marge Bieler
We worked together  •  Founder & Executive Advisor, RareAgent and Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Intelligent Office - Princeton.
Jim is analytical and brilliant in driving sales and corporate strategy. He's cool headed and knows how to motivate people to create great ... solutions.
Stan Tims
We worked together  •  Program Director, Product Management, IBM. Previously EVP Operations, TRIRIGA, Inc. (acquired by IBM). Harvard Business School grad.
Jim and I worked together in some of the early days of Oracle, where he pioneered both OEM sales for the UNIX product lines, and managed a b ... udding Inside Sales organization. We also worked together at a startup, Movaris, where we revised the value proposition, target market and go-to-market for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and corporate governance.
David Franklin
We worked together  •  Founder, Mexico City Salesforce User Group and Founder, National Government Sector User Group.
Jim is a driven sales person with a wealth of experience and industry knowledge of how to run sales and enable companies to sell. His orien ... tation is focused on best practices and process improvements.
Paul Fox
We worked together  •  CTO, Apto. Previously Director of Product Management, ShadeTree Technology. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Jim has decades of experience growing sales teams and mentoring other sales professionals. For the last several years he has been helping co ... mpanies of all sizes improve their sales processes and support them with technology.
Janet Zaretsky
Owner, Business Coach and Trainer, The Zenith Business. The Ohio State grad. The Ohio State grad.
Jim is one of the most intelligent, business savvy people I have met. He is a master of sales and leadership, while being someone who is ope ... n and developing himself- a rare combination indeed.

Bob Morrison
We worked together  •  Director of Sales Analytics, SumTotal Systems. Previously Director of Sales Operations, GeoLearning.
Bob stands out in the professional crowd. He has a unique of asking great questions AND possesses great listening skills. I have seen him en ... ter a conversation on involve all to a great outcome.