Executive Career CoachJim Sackman is the former CTO of Advanced Fibre Communications where he led the development and execution of the Business Plan leading to the win of the Verizon FiOS business. He is a recognized expert in Broadband Communications and has testified to Congress and the FCC. He has also worked in the IT Security as the General Manager for Message Security for Edgewave. His background is in Corporate Planning, Mergers, and Acquisitions, Marketing, Sales, and Product Development. He has held positions at large companies like Siemens as well as startups like Red Condor Jim has a BS in Computer Engineering from RIT. He is the co-holder of 4 US Patents for Communications Equipment. Jim has served as an endowment Board Member for the Masters in Engineering program at Sonoma State University. This program was the first Engineering program North of the Golden Gate Bridge and is a public-private partnership to grow the High Technology in the North Bay.