Jim Dugan

Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

Jim Dugan

Jim Dugan

Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

OCA Venture Partners LLC
OCA Ventures LLC

RelSci Relationships

1194

Number of Boards

13

Birthday

1946

Age

73

Number of Awards

1

Relationships
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Co-Founder at Ocient

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Co-Founder at ED MAP, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at ED MAP, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Infinia ML, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Automated Insights, Inc.

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Founder at RedXDefense LLC

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President at Illinois Institute of Technology

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Investor at SPOTHERO, INC.

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Co-Founder at Shiftgig, Inc.

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Senior Advisor at OCA Venture Partners LLC

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Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC
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Founder at RedXDefense LLC

RedXDefense LLC provides a comprehensive suite of security solutions for combating threats. It offers security solutions that address the needs of law enforcement, homeland defense, military and businesses. The company was founded by Regina E. Dugan, Vince Dugan and John J. Dugan in 2005 and is headquartered in Rockville, MD.

Education
BA in Economics

The University of Rochester is a private, nonsectarian, research university in Rochester, New York, United States. The university grants undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral and professional degrees. The university has six schools and various interdisciplinary programs. The University of Rochester is noted for its Eastman School of Music. The university is also home to the Institute of Optics, founded in 1929, the first educational program in the US devoted exclusively to optics. Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics is home to the second most energetic fusion laser in the world.

MBA (MM)

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

Memberships
Charter Member
Current

Formed in 1998, and located in Chicago, TiE-Midwest is a not-for-profit gathering of industry leaders joined together by the mission of supporting global entrepreneurship by working locally. Our goals are to identify and nurture up-and-coming entrepreneurs; to facilitate networking among members; and, to connect local entrepreneurs internationally. Worldwide, the TiE organization has more than 12,000 members, 2,058 charter members and 200 sponsors in 56 chapters across 13 countries. These members are top entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, lawyers and management professionals who represent a diverse array of industries — software, services, telecommunications, life sciences, finance, and more — reflecting the breadth and depth of our network.

Career History
Co-Founder
Current
Managing Partner/Co-Founder
Current

OCA Venture Partners focuses on investments in companies with dramatic growth potential, primarily in technology, financial services, for-profit education and technology-enabled services businesses. The firm leads or co-leads a majority of their deals which are typically syndicated with one or more institutional investors. Initial investments range from $1 million to 2 million with a target of $3 million to $5 million per company. OCA Ventures targets initial rounds of $6 million or less but they are opportunistic and will consider smaller and larger deals.OCA Ventures typically participates in a company's first round of institutional capital. This may range from seed stage (pre-product, pre-revenue) to expansion stage ($3 million to $8 million in revenue, near profitability). OCA Ventures looks to own a meaningful portion of their but they are a minority investor and do not often take controlling interest. OCA Ventures typically seeks investments that can return 5x to 10x invested capital or more.

Venture Investor
Current

Cleversafe, Inc. provides object storage system solutions. It offers dispersed storage network or dsNet, a system that provides comprehensive operation and maintenance functions. The firm also offers accesser appliance services data requests from applications and performs the IDA calculations as needed, storing and retrieving the slices for each data item to and from the slicestor storage nodes. The company was founded by Chris Gladwin in November 2004 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Archer Education, Inc. provides online information services. Its services include pricing transparency, scholarship information, career information, and college rankings. The firm's platform allows student to personalize their searches and connect directly to schools online. The company was founded by Jerry Slavonia and Brian Hartnack on July 6, 2007 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

Director
Current

ED MAP, Inc. provides online education support services. It offers eBooks, custom materials, print textbooks, and educational supplies. ED MAP was founded in 2003 by Michael Mark and Kerry Stoessel Pigman and is headquartered in Nelsonville, OH.

Director
Current

IVCA works with entrepreneurial organizations in the Midwest to encourage a strong cycle of innovation and business creation leading to superior investment opportunities.The Illinois Venture Capital Association advocates for a strong venture capital and private equity industry in Illinois.

Political Donations
$1,000
2012

President & Chief Executive Officer at ChildServ

Awards & Honors
2012
Crain's Chicago Business Magazine - Tech 50
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