Jim Balkcom

Operating Partner at Council Capital

Jim Balkcom

Jim Balkcom

Operating Partner at Council Capital

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EVault, Inc.
PolyFuel, Inc.
Pameco Corp.

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678

Number of Boards

20

Birthday

1945

Age

74

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Co-Founder at Council Capital

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Managing General Partner at Council Capital

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Founder at EndoChoice Holdings, Inc.

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Operating Partner at Council Capital

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Chief Executive Officer Council at Council Capital

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Chief Executive Officer at Ogen Yielding Real Estate Ltd.

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Managing Director at River Cities Capital Funds

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Co-Founder & Managing Partner at A.M. Accelmed Management (2009) Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer at Cutera, Inc.

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Managing Principal at Bankers Capital Group LLC

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Jim Balkcom
Operating Partner at Council Capital
Education
MBA

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Bachelor's in Engineering

West Point's role in our nation's history dates back to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River. General George Washington considered West Point to be the most important strategic position in America. Washington personally selected Thaddeus Kosciuszko, one of the heroes of Saratoga, to design the fortifications for West Point in 1778, and Washington transferred his headquarters to West Point in 1779. Continental soldiers built forts, batteries and redoubts and extended a 150-ton iron chain across the Hudson to control river traffic. Fortress West Point was never captured by the British, despite Benedict Arnold's treason. West Point is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. Several soldiers and legislators, including Washington, Knox, Hamilton and John Adams, desiring to eliminate America's wartime reliance on foreign engineers and artillerists, urged the creation of an institution devoted to the arts and sciences of warfare. President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation establishing the United States Military Academy in 1802. He took this action after ensuring that those attending the Academy would be representative of a democratic society. Colonel Sylvanus Thayer, the "father of the Military Academy," served as Superintendent from 18l7-1833. He upgraded academic standards, instilled military discipline and emphasized honorable conduct. Aware of our young nation's need for engineers, Thayer made civil engineering the foundation of the curriculum. For the first half century, USMA graduates were largely responsible for the construction of the bulk of the nation's initial railway lines, bridges, harbors and roads. After gaining experience and national recognition during the Mexican and Indian wars, West Point graduates dominated the highest ranks on both sides during the Civil War. Academy graduates, headed by generals such as Grant, Lee, Sherman and Jackson, set high standards of military leadership for both the North and South. The development of other technical schools in the post-Civil War period allowed West Point to broaden its curriculum beyond a strict civil engineering focus. Following the creation of Army post-graduate command and staff schools, the Military Academy came to be viewed as the first step in a continuing Army education. In World War I, Academy graduates again distinguished themselves on the battlefield. After the war, Superintendent Douglas MacArthur sought to diversify the academic curriculum. In recognition of the intense physical demands of modern warfare, MacArthur pushed for major changes in the physical fitness and intramural athletic programs. "Every cadet an athlete" became an important goal. Additionally, the cadet management of the Honor System, long an unofficial tradition, was formalized with the creation of the Cadet Honor Committee. Eisenhower, MacArthur, Bradley, Arnold, Clark, Patton, Stilwell and Wainwright were among an impressive array of Academy graduates who met the challenge of leadership in the Second World War. The postwar period again saw sweeping revisions to the West Point curriculum resulting from the dramatic developments in science and technology, the increasing need to understand other cultures and the rising level of general education in the Army. In 1964, President Johnson signed legislation increasing the strength of the Corps of Cadets from 2,529 to 4,417 (more recently reduced to 4,000). To keep up with the growth of the Corps, a major expansion of facilities began shortly thereafter. Another significant development at West Point came when enrollment was opened to women in 1976. Sixty-two women graduated in the class of 1980, to include Andrea Hollen, Rhodes Scholar. Just as women are a vital and integral part of the U.S. Army, so they are at West Point. In recent decades, the Academy's curricular structure was markedly changed to permit cadets to major in any one of more than a dozen fields, including a wide range of subjects from the sciences to the humanities.

Career History
Operating Partner
Current

Council Capital invest primarily in early-growth and growth stage companies in healthcare services and healthcare information technology. The firm looks for companies with excellent management, proven models, high growth and flexible deal structures. It invest in small, high growth companies below the competitive part of the middle market and above the high risk early stage venture capital market where the business risk is greatest. These target companies generally have growth rates of greater than 20% and current revenues of $5 million to $50 million.

President & Chief Executive Officer
Tenure Unconfirmed

PolyFuel is a world leader in engineered membranes that provide breakthrough performance in fuel cells for portable electronic and automotive applications. PolyFuel was spun out of SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute) in 1999, after 14 years of applied membrane research. The company is based in Mountain View, California, and is privately held. Investors include Mayfield, Ventures West, CDP Capital - Private Equity, Technology Partners, Intel Capital, Chrysalix Energy, Conduit Ventures, KTB Ventures, Hotung Venture Partners, Yasuda Enterprise Development, and BiNEXT, a part of the Daesung Group

Vice President, Manufacturing
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Boards & Committees
Chairman
Current

TMG Gases, Inc. provides supply chain management services. The firm offers supply and billing of programs for packaged gases, facility services and uniforms. It operates in beverages, healthcare, sporting goods and wholesaler outlets Industries. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Roswell, GA.

Director
Current

American Remanufacturers, Inc. provides remanufacturing services for auto parts. It's products includes brake calipers, driveline components, clutch parts, rack & pinion, front suspension and steering parts. The company is headquartered in Anaheim, CA.

Director
2007 - 2009
Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) connects people with successful young chief executives in a global network unlike any other. Founded in 1950 in New York City by a young president named Ray Hickok, the organization unites approximately 20,000 business leaders in more than 120 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange. A great deal has changed since YPO’s founding but certain things have remained the same: the value of a peer network and trusted mentors, the importance of ongoing education, and the need for a “safe haven” where issues can be aired in an environment of confidentiality. Over the past six decades, YPO has maintained its core commitment to these ideals while embracing change with each successive generation of young business leaders.

Political Donations
$2,700
2017

Former Senator from Georgia

$100
2015

Former Senator from Georgia

$1,700
2015

Former Senator from Georgia

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