Jim Doehrman joined Sierra Ventures in 2015 to lead the firm’s CXO Network, Finance, HR, Investor Relations, Legal, and Marketing initiatives, as well as assist portfolio companies with back office infrastructure. Jim has a background as a COO, CAO, and CFO at public and private technology companies including Automotive SaaS company Xtime (M&A – Cox (AutoTrader) $325M) and digital media pioneer Gracenote (M&A – Sony $265M) just prior to joining Sierra. He was CFO for Managing Director Tim Guleri at Octane Software and helped engineer what was then the largest sale of a private software company ($3.2B). Prior to joining Octane, Jim had his operational and finance training in the public accounting, retail and media industries, including International assignments in London and Mexico City and led the initial IPO of the publisher of “the Dummies” books (eg. “DOS For Dummies”). During his career, Jim has led scores of M&A, debt and equity financing deals valued at over $4B. Jim is a CPA and holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from Southern Methodist University. Jim’s passion outside of work is wine. Ask him about the Sierra Ventures wine label!
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Corporate Finance & Accounting Practices
Mergers and Acquisitions
Contract Negotiation & Strategic Planning