Jim Bland is the president and general manager of Tridium, a division of Honeywell Home and Building Technologies based in Richmond, Virginia. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading Tridium’s day-to-day operations and directing its growth strategies across the organization.

A 25-year technology veteran with broad leadership and entrepreneurial experience, Jim was the founder and CEO of SNAPDATA.IO, a Washington, D.C.-based designer and developer of sensors, data communications hardware and software and other products designed for the Internet of Things market. Over the previous 20 years, he served as the CEO of four different technology companies: CODi, Inc., a Harrisburg, Penna., developer of mobile accessories; CRIX International Association, an organization that leveraged technology to streamline new drug development and approval; Datalux Corporation, a Winchester, Va., producer of wireless computing products for mobile data markets; and Ergonomixx, Inc., a Chevy Chase, Md., developer of software and hardware for the Microsoft Natural Keyboard.

Jim also served as the vice president – strategic business development and marketing for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a $4 billion technology integration corporation based in Reston, Va., as well as the managing director of Corstone Capital, a technology and government services management consulting firm headquartered in McLean, Va.

Fluent in English, French, German and Arabic, Jim worked early in his career in an international capacity, first as a commercial attaché at a U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia and later as a consultant with William Kent International where he managed all aspects of multi-country strategy development for major U.S. and European consumer products companies.

Jim is a graduate of Wake Forest University, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and French. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, studying in Vienna, Austria, as well as a scholarship to the Université d’Orléans, France. He received his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School with a concentration in Finance and Competitive Analysis.

An avid tennis player and runner, Jim serves on numerous business boards and councils, including as a member of the Indian CEO High Tech Council, co-chairman of the Commonwealth Virginia Electronics Industry Steering Committee, director on Wells Fargo Bank’s Commercial Advisory Board, advisory board member of the Loudoun County Economic Development Commission, member of the Baltimore-Washington Venture Group and member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council. He is a member of the Harvard Club of Washington, D.C. and volunteers with KidzOnLine, a nonprofit educational organization working on digital divide issues with Washington, D.C. youth.