Jim Harrer

STARTUPS, TURNAROUNDS, APPDEV, AGILE & LIFE...

Jim Harrer is a successful start-up CEO, turnaround CEO, interim CEO and an experience change management practitioner. In 1986, Jim founded Mustang Software to develop a line of modem communication software. In 1995 he took that company public (NASDAQ:MSTG), only to be crushed by the World Wide Web in late 1996. Jim pivoted the company away from communications software in 1997 by creating a new email response management system called Mustang Message Center for companies like Nordstrom, Dow Jones, Carnival Cruise Lines, and others. In 2000 the company was acquired for $290m. Jim later went on to become the turnaround CEO for Web Associates, Starbase (NASDAQ:SBAS) and Alchemy Solutions while squeezing in the EventMingle startup from 2005 to 2010. He was a cofounder of Bend Oregon's FounderPad accelerator during 2011-2012 and was a VP Development at TrueBlue, Inc (NYSE:TBI) from 2013-2015 where he lead the IT Application Development team focusing on modernizing legacy applications and innovative new products. Today, Jim offers consulting services while seeking that next great team to join in the Seattle Washington area.