Jim Jefferies


Jim Jefferies worked at AT&T and Lucent Technologies for 33 years in engineering and executive positions including fiber optic cable development and manufacturing, Quality Assurance, and Supply Chain Management.  He managed the engineering teams that delivered the first commercial fiber optic cables for the Bell System. Additional experiences included major technology transfers, innovative manufacturing development, and competitive strengthening of distribution operations and export of US built products.   He also worked in the entrepreneurial sector teaming with fellow Stanford business school graduates as COO for USBuild.com in San Francisco. He has lived and worked in every region of the US with positions ranging from large companies to start-up businesses.

He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska and an MS in Engineering Science from Clarkson University.  He attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business as a Sloan Fellow and completed an MS in Management.

He is a register Professional Engineer P.E. (emeritus) and member of Eta Kappa Nu.