Jimmy joined NEA in August 2002 as a Venture Partner. Based in Austin, Texas, Jimmy works closely with NEA's information technology practice sourcing new deals and evaluating new investment opportunities. Current board memberships include Illumitex, Motion Computing and TabbedOut; Jimmy was previously on the board of Heliovolt. Jimmy was previously Chairman of the Board of ClearCommerce and Whole Security. Prior to joining NEA, Jimmy was President and Chief Executive Officer of Tandem Computers. He was Tandem's principal Founder and served as its CEO from 1974 until January 1996. Under his leadership, Tandem delivered its first product in 1976, first issued public stock in 1977, and in 1980 was ranked by Inc. magazine as the fastest growing public company is America. Jimmy was recognized by UPSIDE Magazine as one of the "100 People Who Changed Our World" and by Silicon Valley's Software Development Forum for its "2002 Visionaries – Silicon Valley Pioneers.” He was honored for his support of entrepreneurship as a 2008 Austin Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award recipient. Jimmy received the Entrepreneur of the Year awards from both Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Graduate School of Business. He received his BA and BSEE from Rice University and MBA from Stanford University. Jimmy serves on the Board of Trustees of the Seton HealthCare Network in Austin, Texas.