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Lon Sterling James
IT / Business / Computer Consultant, Data / Financial Analyst

Managing Director at Sterling Analytics, LLC

Professional Services, Project Management, Biz Dev at Skire, Inc.
Business Development, Data Analyst, Research Analyst at Ask Jeeves, Inc.

University of California, Los Angeles

Business plans, private placements, raising capital, business development, market/industry analysis, project planning, implementing IT projects to help companies solve problems, increase revenues, lower costs, open new markets and innovate. Current goals: biotechnology, bioinformatics, open source software development, Postgres, venture philanthropy.

knowledge management, competitive / market / industry analyses, strategic planning, business development, financial modeling, raising capital, capacity building, business intelligence, predictive / web analytics, CRM, online marketing, SEO, IT consulting (open source software, web technologies, CMS) , building brand, affiliate networks / channel programs, risk analysis; due diligence investigations, securities compliance, investor relations.

Lon Sterling James's Experience

Computer Software industry
August 2003 – Present (8 years)

Providing consulting, technical and professional services around the extensibility of PostgreSQL, an open-source object relational database

Researching market opportunity for key markets: bioinformatics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), database conversion and migration, CMS, CRM, ERP. business intelligence (BI) and enterprise reporting, web analytics, econometrics, data-mining, data warehousing, data visualization, financial modeling and forecasting

Managing Director
Sterling Analytics, LLC
Information Technology and Services industry
January 1995 – Present (16 years 7 months)

-Incorporation services, online marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), developing and designing database driven websites, financial analysis, business intelligence, business plans, marketing plans, IT projects, ecommerce and project management, and reporting

Marcy & Co.
Investment Banking Firm

- Analyst, due diligence project manager, compliance officer

- Analyst covering bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, bioengineering, biotech business models/strategies, M&A activity, and valuation methods

-Co-authored investment memorandums and private placements

-Executed capital formation for early-stage biotech company, Aptagen, Inc.

Walnut Creek Associates / Transglobal Capital
$50M Fund focusing on early stage, pre-IPO companies

-Compliance Officer, Project Manager, Account Executive
Professional Services, Project Management, Biz Dev

Skire, Inc.
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Biotechnology industry
February 2001 – March 2002 (1 year 2 months)

Application Service Provider (ASP)

Online Project Management software

Biotech and Semiconductor Industries

Manager of Application Services, assumed greater project
responsibilities by quickly acquiring working knowledge of architectural, engineering, and construction processes - specifically relating to biopharm manufacturing facilities

Presented value proposition to prospective and existing
clients, including Cell Genesys, Abgenix, Baxter, and primarily, Amgen.

Project Manager for Amgen’s PS10 project
Implementation Manager of AutoPlant / P&ID system

- Worked with bioprocess and software engineers to implement and customize Rebis’ AutoPlant network application, which integrates AutoCAD, RDBMS, and Excel

- Modified database schema to streamline the generation and management of PFDs, P&IDs, equipment lists, datasheets, and specifications

Business Development, Data Analyst, Research Analyst

Ask Jeeves, Inc.
Public Company; 201-500 employees; ASKJ; Information Technology and Services industry
April 1997 – March 2001 (4 years)

(Early Founder’s Team - Employee #12)
Natural Language Internet/Intranet Search Engine Company

-Researched and generated numerous trend, competition, and industry reports for management and executive teams.

-Covered search technologies, collaborative filtering, predicitve analytics, alliance programs

-Data-mined in-house web server logs to develop financial models and scenarios for evaluating potential partnerships, agreements, and offers

-Formed Tech Support Group

-Researched CRM industry, evaluated vendors and technologies

-Negotiated pricing / SLA for Octane/E.piphany CRM system

- Implemented in-house data analysis and reporting tool

- Developed ISP distribution strategies

- Initiated and implemented Affiliate Network program,

- Implemented Business Objects / Oracle data warehouse and reporting system

University of California, Los Angeles
BA, Philosophy; Cognitive Science
1988 – 1992

open source software, bioinformatics, biotechnology, knowledge management, AI, search technologies, data visualization, distributed networks and collaboration-enabling technologies, GIS, vector graphics, neural networks, strategic management, information / evolution theory, venture philanthropy, wireless technologies
Groups and Associations:

BOMA Oakland / East Bay

Big Data, Low Latency

California Crowdsourcing for Entrepreneurs and Investors

Common Ground (Oakland County)

East Bay Vintners Alliance

Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County

Haut Tech Conversations

MacArthur Professional Alliance

Netezza / Teradata / DW / ETL / BI

New Urbanism for a Green Oakland

Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

On Startups - The Community For Entrepreneurs

OneCalifornia Bank, FSB

Open Source

Open Source in Business

Port of Oakland Network

SV Engineering Leadership

Small Business Owners Internet Marketing Help Group

Software Engineering Productivity /

UCLA Alumni
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