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Jim VanderMeer

Jim VanderMeer has been a hiring manager for over twenty-plus years, for a variety of technology and media companies—from startups to multi-billion-dollar, multi-national organizations. He has built and successfully run professional services, client services, and delivery organizations for these companies. When asked what he does, Jim replies, I’m in the people business—I hire the best because without successful, bright, and creative people, you cannot have a successful business, service, or even product. 

Jim is a 1991 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a degree in Computer Science and is a former Supply Officer in the U.S. Navy. Jim now lives on Bainbridge Island in Washington state with his loving wife, Dawn, and energetic whippet, Simon.