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Jim Thayer

Adjunct Faculty

Office: SBA 691
Phone: 503-228-2992 (office); 503-860-3297 (cell)
Fax: 503-725-5850

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Jim brings a strong background in developing international markets for several successful Portland companies in a variety of product fields including consumer electronics and software. As President of Overseas Strategic Services, an international marketing and distribution consulting company, Jim worked on a wide variety of international marketing projects including USAID, the US Technology Development Corporation, the State of Oregon, Soloflex, MicroAge, HP, OECO and Powell's Books. His past experience also includes managing the State of Oregon's $2.7 million international trade and business recruitment program, being part of original management teams successfully launching Oregon-based start-ups Supra Corporation (later acquired by Diamond Multimedia) and Tripwire, served as Chief Operating Officer for Adelaide-based Rocksoft Corporation and senior economic development manager for the Portland Development Commission. Jim was born and lived in southern Germany and Austria before coming to Portland. He is fluent in German and also speaks French and Spanish.

Jim is currently a senior associate with the Cadmus Group and heads up their Sustainability consulting practice. He is also active in energy conservation program evaluations for utility companies across the country.