Jim McGowan
Professional Development Chair

professionaldevelopment@nchrsd.org

James T. McGowan’s career has been defined by helping businesses of all shapes and sizes launch, stabilize, and scale.

Prior to joining Equal Parts as a partner, he advocated for small business owners as both a Business Development Manager and Business Partner at a national business management consulting firm. Previously, Jim served as Director for Client Engagement at Intersection, Inc. the latest start-up design firm founded by the world-renowned designer Chuck Pelly. Additionally, Jim has held senior leadership positions for CyberLock, the worldwide leader in smart key access control, BridgeWave Communications, a Silicon Valley based pioneer in high performance wireless technologies and LightPointe Communications, a San Diego based pioneer in Free Space Optics.

Jim’s expertise includes launching new companies and divisions, marketing, operations, and corporate development. Jim began his career in high-tech after a two-year stint teaching English in Japan when he joined Panasonic as the head of vendor localization programs in the Maquiladora free trade zone on the California/Mexico border.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from St. Edward's University, and a Master of Arts in International Relations from the U.S. International University in San Diego, California.

A passion for helping the world have fun is evident in all that he does. A family man at heart, Jim’s two children Zoë and Keegan are the centerpiece of his life with his wife Amy. Peter and Willy, the family dogs and spiritual leaders, are a close second.


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