Jim Sledzik is Managing Director for the North America team of Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), a corporate venture capital fund that invests in early-stage and high-growth technology companies. He is responsible for overseeing existing investments and growing SAEV’s investment portfolio in North America. In addition to Novomer, Jim currently sits on the board of directors of ConXtech and Maana. Jim also serves as Senior Advisor at Hall Labs, where he previously was Managing Director. Prior to this, Jim held the position of Senior Partner and President of the U.S. office of Energy Ventures. While with Energy Ventures, Jim served on the board of directors of multiple companies, including Wireless Seismic, Ingrain, Sagerider and Hicor. He holds an MBA in International Business from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a BS in Geosciences from Penn State University.