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Jim Rand

Entrepreneur • Advisor Toronto, Canada Area, CA

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Synervoz Communications. Previously Intern, mining team, Denham Capital. Queen's grad. Queen's grad.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Synervoz Communications. Previously Intern, mining team, Denham Capital. Queen's grad. Queen's grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Other Engineering
  • Fundraising
  • UI/Design
I have an idea I'm commited to
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Other Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • UI/Design

Involved In

Founder

Synervoz Communications Inc.

Positions

Founder and Chief Executive Officer Synervoz Communications Inc. January 2014 - present
Equity Research Analyst Pollitt & Co May 2014 - present
Intern, mining team Denham Capital July 2012 - September 2012
Mining Analyst AMEC May 2010 - May 2012
QA/QC Manager, Field Supervisor, Mechanical Engineer AMEC November 2007 - May 2010
Supervising Engineer / Construction Team Leader International Quest Engineering 2006 - 2007
Field Engineer Schlumberger 2005 - 2006

Education

IE (Instituto de Empresa) Finance and Entrepreneurship 2012 - 2013
Queen's University Mechanical Engineering 2001 - 2005

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Digital Media
  • • music

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Engineering • Due Diligence • Financial analysis • Financial Modeling • Mining

Key Accomplishments

So far I've been running mostly solo on this project, aside from advisory level help and meeting with future partners. The time has come to find somebody to take the technical reins while I focus more on business development and financing. I have a working prototype, a UI design, and a lot of work left to do in between. I have an engineering and finance background and have been a top performer academically, professionally, and in athletics. You should feel confident that you will be working with someone who has the brains and guts to bring this vision to life. Give me the confidence that you possess the same and we can build this beast together.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Very open communication. I can sniff bullshit from a mile away. Tell me what you can do and what you may need additional help/time with. Be available to talk regularly whether we're operating out of the same office or while one of us is on the road. We can brainstorm over beers, but you better have the chops to wake up early and stay up late despite your hangover. The right music and motivation should keep you awake. I'm all about flexibility, travel, and taking advantage of great party opportunities -- but I know how to balance things out and so should you. I know how to put in a 90 hour week and still party / maintain personal relationships. I don't care much about your style, but when there's work and a deadline I want to be able to rely on you. I am extremely understanding of unpredictable technical problems, but expect you to be very up front about difficulties as soon as they arise. You should never be afraid to make me aware of personal or technical constraints, I am very down to earth; I understand problems but I hate excuses. If you are very driven, very smart, and very open/honest, you've passed the first bar. The second bar requires mathematical and coding skills. Once we establish a mutual respect and understanding of one another's abilities, we divide responsibilities accordingly and communicate as much as necessary to interface our work. Then we get rich, party, and plan the next venture.

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Jarrod Mclean
We worked together  •  Consultant / Founder, Lasell Labs, LLC. Previously Lead Mobile Engineer, Vivox.
Jim Rand is an entrepreneur at heart. He is self motivated and very driven. Jim takes his creative ideas and follows his own path with his ... intelligence, creativity and intuition. Jim has a good business sense and applies his innovative solutions to solve problems. Jim has the leadership skills to build a successful company. Working with Jim has been an excellent experience and I would not hesitate to work with Jim at any time in the future.
Carlos Luis Suarez Valencia
They're my school  •  MBA Intern, Telefónica Digital. Previously Product Coordinator (Mobile Applications), Telefonica Moviles.
Because he's pursuing his dream, he's a very smart guy and he's working very hard to make his idea work.
Paris de l'Etraz, PhD
They're my professor
Jim has a passion second to none. I have rarely met more driven entrepreneurs that will seek to reach for the stars while keeping their feet ... on the ground. But above Jim understands startups and what they need to succeed.
Gurtej Sandhu
They're my advisor  •  Product Manager/Platform Specialist, BlackBerry. Previously Technical Partnership Manager, Research In Motion.
He is very passionate which is key to be any successful entrepreneur

Carlos Luis Suarez Valencia
They're my school  •  MBA Intern, Telefónica Digital. Previously Product Coordinator (Mobile Applications), Telefonica Moviles.
Carlos is very easy to work with. He is opinionated but knows how to listen. He understands trends and makes research based decisions. Very ... helpful and trustworthy.