Jim Nash has a successful 30-year history in software development, marketing and management, with a focus in software quality assurance. Jim has balanced experience with Fortune 100 employers and clients (such as Tektronix, Intel, and General Electric) with work at small companies and venture-funded startups. Most recently, Jim is the founder of Nash Laboratories®, Inc., an SEI Partner since 2002.
Jim is an authorized CMMI® Lead Appraiser and CMMI® Trainer, and an authorized Lead Appraiser and Trainer for the People CMM®. Jim also achieved certification as a High-Maturity Lead Appraiser in 2006.
Jim currently works with the Software Engineering Institute as a Visiting Scientist, and is a Lecturer for Statistics and Software Processes at Tufts University in Boston.
Jim earned a BS in Computer Science as a National Merit Scholar at Michigan State University, and with graduate work in computer science and linguistics.
Jim is a co-inventor for 3 US patents, with another patent pending. Jim is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt (from General Electric), is certified as a Software Quality Engineer by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and is a member of the ASQ, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the IEEE.