Jim’s career has focused on introducing and commercializing game-changing exploration technology advancements within the Oil and Gas and Mining industries including innovations in seismic imaging, wireless nodal seismic acquisition, software development and visualization, and machine learning enhanced resource exploration. Before joining the GTI team Jim was the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of NEOS GeoSolutions, a Silicon Valley based technology company focused on applying ML and AI to facilitate the exploration workflow and reduce uncertainties. Prior to NEOS, Jim was President and Chief Operating Officer of ION Geophysical Corporation where he was responsible for the growth and financial execution of all ION business units, including multi-client data acquisition, data processing (GX Technologies), seabed and cable-less seismic imaging, and integrated seismic solutions. Prior to joining ION, Jim was General Manager of Exploration and Development Solutions for Landmark Graphics, a software solution subsidiary of Halliburton. Jim began his career exploring for oil and gas with Mobil Exploration and holds a BS in Geophysics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MS in Geophysics from the University of Utah.