I am a Parallel Entrepreneur. I am a software developer, internet marketer, public speaker, writer and educator. I am an award winning community leader. I am a father of two young adults and a husband of over 20 years, living on a 30 acre ranch in Ashland, Oregon. I am a dreamer, creator, maker and hacker.

I am Experienced.

President & CEO & Co-Founder of Project A, Inc.
A software development and internet marketing services company with international clients. (1990 – Present) www.ProjectA.com

President & CEO of Ashland Home Net and Ashland TV
Ashland’s Largest ISP and Cable TV & Phone Company. (2008 – Present) www.AshlandHome.net

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Art Authority LLC
Developers of Apps for the iPhone and iPad as well as Museum Solutions and Services. (2008 – Present) www.ArtAuthority.net

Creator of Ashland TV 20 (AshlandTV20.com)
Ashland’s Community Driven Content TV Station

Creator of Rogue Broadband
A High Speed, affordable, robust internet solution for rural Southern Oregonians – RogueBroadband.com

Creator of the Local Hero Movement – be.alocalhero.com

Creator of the Free Community Calendar & Portal: TodayInAshland.com

Creator of FrēBā, the Free Solid Waste trading system: www.FreBa.net

Creator and Chair of the Technology Pavilion at the Jackson County Fair (1995 – 2013)

Creator and Host of “Tech Talk” – A live monthly local access television program on RVTV. (1999 – 2014)

Vice President & Co-Founder of New West Software, Inc. (1985 – 1990)
Creator of Medical Imaging Solutions. Responsible for all software development, marketing and installation.

User Development Center Specialist for Pfizer, Inc.
Responsible for introducing personal computers to the employees. (1984 – 1985)

Past Teaching Experiences 

Internet Marketing at Southern Oregon University (2 terms) (2005 & 2009)
Doing Business on the Internet (5 month long community class) (1999- 2000)
Internet Marketing – Rogue Small Business Fair (13 years)

I am a Community Leader

Current Boards 

Jackson County Fair & Expo Board
Southern Oregon University Foundation Board
Northwest Telecommunications Assoc. Board

Past Boards 

Asante Foundation Board
Ashland Independent Film Festival Board (Past President)
Ashland Chamber of Commerce (Past President)  JPR – Jefferson Public Radio Listeners Guild
SOTTC – The Southern Oregon Telecommunications and Technology Council (Past President)
SAO – Software Association of Oregon & Southern Oregon Chapter (Past President)

Committees 

Business Retention and Expansion (Chair)
Economic Sustainability Committee
(Founder and Past-Chair)
Ashland Fiber Network
(Steering Committee, Technical Design Committee, Oversight Committee)
Wings of Hope Weekend 2001
( Brain Restoration Symposium) Co-Chair
Jefferson Public Radio / Western States Museum of Broadcasting Building Design Team
City of Ashland Economic Development Committee

Ashland School District Volunteer – Bellview Elementary Site Council, Bellview New School Construction Committee, Capital Construction Oversight Committee, Bellview Elementary Computer Lab helper, Ashland High School Site Council

Awards

2015 Board Member of the Year – OFA
2014 Citizen of the year – Ashland Chamber
2007 Volunteer of the year – Jackson County

Education

Ford Family Foundation Leadership Program (2009)
Orange Coast Community College, Costa Mesa, Ca. (FilmMaking, Accounting, Marketing) (1990)

Testimonials

What a few of my prior students recently had to say about me teaching the Internet Marketing Class at Southern Oregon University.

“Jim is an industry professional whose experience and success in the business world made his class exciting and full of valuable insight into the “real world” after school.”
— Rosie Converse Soriano – Class of 2010 · Business · Computer Science

“Jim’s class was the perfect blend of unconventional wisdom and real life practicality that made me feel like I could take on anything in the business world”
— Jorge Tovar – Class of 2009 · E-Commerce · Marketing

“Jim’s class was always one of my favorites. The topics were always very relevant to me as a business major and Jim’s real-world experience brought an extra level of value that I was able to take with me in my career. Very thankful to have taken his class!”
— Walter VanRooyen – Class of 2009 · E-Commerce · Business · Marketing

“The best advice I ever got was from my professor Jim Teece in Internet marketing and eCommerce. He told us to get out there and fail fast and fail often. I’ve since started two of my own companies.”
— Jeremy Bakke – Class of 2010 · E-Commerce · Marketing

“Jim’s class challenged me unlike any other in the business department, he blended life lessons with business and drove us to think BIGGER, the passion he has for people and business light a certain type of fire in students that is truly nothing like any other class at SOU, I am forever grateful for the class and the friendship that was built with Jim.”
— Matt Markham –  Class of 2009 · Small Business Management · Human Communication

Jim Teece 2016 Resume