For the past 10 years, Jim Biggs has served as the Executive Director of Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, a non-profit business accelerator located on Market Square. Jim came to Knoxville after 20 years in San Francisco, where he last served as the director of business solutions for Essention Group, a Bay Area software consulting company. A graduate of Yale University and University of California, Hastings College of Law, Jim started his career as a member of the California bar by serving as in-house counsel for the U.S. Customs Service before moving on to pursue his passion for working with new and emerging businesses. He brings a broad range of experiences to KEC – from providing consulting services for Fortune 500 companies in the Bay Area to helping grow a start-up boutique fashion business. Jim has served on the Board of Dogwood Arts, SPARK, the Board of Trustees for St. Timothy’s School in Maryland and the Marin Country Day School in California, and is a proud grad of the LK Class of 2015 and IntroKnox 2013.