Jim Brasunas

Board Member

Jim has 36 years of entrepreneurial, management, marketing and sales experience with technology-based companies. He has been involved with numerous start-up ventures, including telecommunications, IT, retail, manufacturing and a number of non-profit organizations.   He is an innovation consultant for startups, corporations, and foundations.

Jim is recognized as a primary leader of the startup ecosystem in the St. Louis region.  In 2008, he founded the Information Technology Entrepreneur Network (ITEN) (www.itenstl.org), the catalyst for tech startups. From 2008 until late 2017, he served as the Executive Director, and is now a member of the ITEN Board of Directors.

From 2003 to 2006, he was the President of the Technology Entrepreneur Center, a technology incubator in downtown St. Louis.   In 1999, he became the CEO of Partner Communications, providing wireless services to apartment communities across the Midwest. Partner raised $15M from a combination of local and national investors. During that time, he also served on the Board of Directors of Intira Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based web hosting company.   He joined the founding management team of Brooks Fiber Properties in 1994 as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing until the successful sale of the company for $3B+ in 1998.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He pursued graduate studies in psychology and innovative management at the Institute for Comparative Studies, Gloucestershire, England.