James Rottsolk has spent much of his career as a senior executive in parallel and high-performance computing ventures.
Jim was co-founder of Cray Inc. (previously Tera Computer) and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 1987 to 2006. After a brief retirement, he joined Microsoft Research from 2007-2011, where he held various roles in advanced technologies and technology strategy.
Jim began his career as an attorney and served as a partner in the law firm of Stoel Rives specializing in corporate finance. He subsequently caught the technology bug and joined Tally Corporation, a manufacturer of computer printers, as General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer. Tally was acquired by Mannesmann AG.
Jim holds J.D. and A.M. degrees from the University of Chicago. He received his B.A. from St. Olaf College.