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Jim Sackman

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Jim Sackman


Jim Sackman is an experienced executive and consultant with a long track record of creating profitable growth. His experience comes from the world of High Technology where he worked for both startups and multibillion-dollar organizations. He is best known as the former CTO of Advanced Fibre Communications - the company that supplied the first large-scale Fiber to the Home network in the US as Verizon FiOS. He ran the Business and Technology strategy that allowed AFC to win this $600M/year business and then be acquired by Tellabs for $1.7B. His background is in Corporate Planning, Mergers, and Acquisitions, Product Development, Marketing, Sales and Operations

He has served as an endowment Board Member for the Masters in Engineering program at Sonoma State University. This program was the first Engineering program North of the Golden Gate Bridge and is a public-private partnership to grow the High Technology in the North Bay. Jim was also a member of the Technical Advisory Board for Cielo Communications. He is the co-holder of 4 US patents.

Titles Held

  • CTO
  • Vice President of Product Strategy
  • Managing Partner
  • General Manager


  • Cyber Security
  • Information Technology
  • SaaS
  • Telecommunications