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Jim Colby

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Principal, JC & Associates. Previously Senior Consultant, GlobalBridgeHR.

Principal, JC & Associates. Previously Senior Consultant, GlobalBridgeHR.

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Principal JC & Associates September 2009 - present
Senior Consultant GlobalBridgeHR February 2012 - March 2013
Vice President, Human Resources Sony Electronics 1999 - 2009
Director, Human Resources Sony Electronics 1995 - 1999
Manager, Human Resources Sony Electronics 1990 - 1995


IMD Business School Global Leadership
James Madison University - College of Business
University of Denver - Daniels College of Business Emerging Leaders Navigating the Future
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business Leadership and Executive Education

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Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Games
  • • Local
  • • Green
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Travel
  • • Commerce

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Chris Fawcett
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Sunday Morning Partners. Previously Vice President, Sony Electronics Inc.
Jim and I worked together at Sony. You'll love his ability to bring a broadly informed, smart, expert point-of-view to a variety of subject ... s. His wheelhouse is people management but he'll help you in so many ways.
Hirosuke Matsumura
They're my friends  •  Managing Director, ALT Business Consulting. Previously VP, Network Strategy, Mobilitie. Stanford GSB grad.
Jim has deep understanding of people on top of his great experiences in big corporate as well as start-ups, small and medium enterprises.
Stan Glasgow
We worked together  •  Consulting, Self-employed. Previously Chairman and Senior Advisor Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Sony Corporation of America.
Jim was one of the most knowledgable senior staff at Sony. He thinks and reasons clearly, remains open to other ideas and is an all around p ... ro.
Mark Hanson
We worked together  •  Member of the Board of Directors, Alliance Credit Union and Executive Advisor to CSO, Sony Mobile Communications. Stanford GSB grad.
Jim, helped me grow and develop the Sony VAIO organization into a multi-billion dollar venture through his leadership with organization stru ... cture, executive coaching and hands on to people elements of my teams.
Brian Siegel
We worked together  •  Executive Director, Consumer Sales North America, Lenovo and Advisory Board member, Valens Semiconductor.
Jim is an incredibly talented business partner with a knack for identifying, mentoring and growing high performance employees into higher pe ... rforming executives
Christopher Ekren
We worked together  •  Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Sony Electronics. Previously Associate, Heller Ehrman. Rice grad.
Jim has the complete package--demonstrated success in a fast moving technology corporate culture, strong personal ethics and relationship sk ... ills, and domain expertise in broad HR and organizational roles. He is not afraid to jump in and get things done.
Michael Lucas
We worked together  •  SVP/ GM, Home Entertainment & Sound Group, Sony Electronics. Previously SVP/ GM, Home Division, Sony Electronics.
Jim has extensive experience advising C-level leaders and business unit heads through his tenure at Sony. He is a trusted adviser and impo ... rtantly added great value through his contribution.
Sharon A. Winston
We worked together  •  Chief Executive Officer, Project HIRED and HR Symposium Committee Chair and HRI Board Member, HR Symposium. University of California, Los Angele
Want a winner to coach a company or an individual to be a winner -- engage with Jim.
Satoshi Amagai
We worked together  •  President & CEO, mofiria Corporation. Previously General Manager, FVA Business Department, SONY Corporation.
When we both were with SONY in late 1990s, we worked hard together to strengthen Sony's R&D organization in San Jose. Jim was HR leader in S ... an Jose , and I was GM of R&D HR of Sony HQs in Tokyo.
Scott Coors
They're my friends  •  CEO and Co-Founder, ALÄ“co Container LLC and President, SCI LLLP. Stanford grad. Stanford grad.
Jim is a thoughtful and insightful leader who genuinely cares about the people around him, which is a fundamental quality of an advisor.