James Goulka Director
James Goulka is the Managing Director of ATIF—Arizona Technology Investor Forum--a
group of individuals who make investments in early stage technology companies in
the Southwest. Since May 2007, members have invested over $7.5 million in 31 companies,
making it the most active early stage technology investor in Phoenix.
In addition to his role at ATIF, Mr. Goulka serves as CEO of JumpStart Solutions
LLC, an early stage business intelligence software company, and as President of
Lone Mountain Associates, LLC, a boutique consulting firm.
He previously served as CEO of software companies NetSelector Inc (sold to Apple,
Inc) and bid4real.com; the National Technology Transfer Center; the Frank Lloyd
Wright Foundation and Taliesin Preservation, Inc. He was also COO and CFO of Encyclopaedia
Britannica Inc and its worldwide subsidiaries where he led its transformation into
digital publishing. He began his career in corporate finance, focused on financing
private equity transactions and global finance at units of JPMorgan Chase and Citibank.
He holds both an MBA and a BA from Yale.
He has been a guest speaker at the business schools at Harvard, Yale, Thunderbird,
Ohio State, and Marquette.
He has served on many nonprofit boards, including Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago Shakespeare,
the Dallas Zoological Society, and the Associate Board of the Cox School of Business