WorthPoint Corporation: An Online Startup Company Searches for Revenues


James W. Wolfe

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    James W. Wolfe is an investment banker, attorney, and executive with more than 30 years’ experience assisting new business ventures. Jim specializes in strategic planning, new business development, and capital formation for emerging growth companies, both in the United States and abroad. Jim serves as Assistant Professor and Entrepreneur in Residence in the School of Business, George Mason University, where he teaches courses in business strategy, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Jim is a cofounder and the CEO of Founders Consulting, a Washington, DC firm specializing in strategic marketing for new products, companies and mergers.

    In 1990 Jim was one of the first Americans called to East Germany to help with the economic transition following collapse of the Berlin Wall. He has served as a financial advisor to investments in Bosnia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, and East Germany, as well as Western Europe, Africa, and Asia. He is a frequent consultant to USAID, the World Bank, and private sector investors in Eastern Europe.

    Jim has served as a director of a number of Washington, DC area companies in international trade, software development, e-commerce, and information services. He was a cofounder of WorthPoint Corporation, and is the founding President of FirstGuard Technologies Corporation, a George Mason University spinout company focused on national security.

    From 1987 to 1989 Jim served as chief financial officer of the Indiana University Foundation, the research and development endowment of Indiana University. Earlier he served as a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Dan Quayle.

    Mr. Wolfe holds the JD, MBA, and BS degrees, all from Indiana University.

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