Jim recently was President and Chief Executive Officer of Netezza, a data warehousing and analytics company. In 2007, he worked to take Netezza through an IPO, followed by 14 quarters of growth as a public company and ultimately driving its acquisition by IBM.

Prior to Netezza, Jim was President and later Chief Executive Officer of Endeca. While at Endeca (now owned by Oracle), he led the company’s rise from an innovative technology startup to the leading provider of compelling e-Commerce software solutions to the who’s who of major on-line retailers. He was one of the early employees of Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), joining prior to its IPO and taking on a diverse set of challenges over an 11-year period. Serving PTC in roles including product management, engineering, marketing, sales, support and services, Jim spent his last three years with PTC defining the company’s product lifecycle management strategy as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of its Windchill Business Unit. During his tenure at PTC, Jim helped bring the company to more than $1 billion in revenue.

In addition to serving on DataStax’s Board of Directors, Jim is currently a director for several companies including Applitools, Digital Alloys, Cazena, Logz.io, OpenView Venture Partners and Project44. He also serves as a Trustee of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

Jim Baum

Technology Executive