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Jim Zimmermann is the Senior Manager for Skillsoft's Solution Practice and the practicing Solution Principal for IT and Digital training solutions for North American and EMEA. Jim leads a team of Solution Principals that support all of Skillsoft’s core training coverage areas including business and leadership, IT and digital, and compliance.
During his 40+ years in the IT and media industries, Jim has worked for the largest IT firms as well as SMBs and startups. Jim started his career as a scientific programmer for an environmental engineering firm where he ended up teaching programming to other scientists. Jim went on to hold positions in product management, product and corporate marketing, and technical consulting. He also wrote the first email system that was commercially available for the then “brand new” IBM PC.
Jim later became a “serial entrepreneur” and he started, grew and sold three IT/media companies, including the first company to offer photo retouching and color prepress capabilities on off-the-shelf UNIX workstations.
Jim is a successful writer and industry analyst who has had dozens of articles published in leading publications and media outlets, and he has written analyst reports and white papers for many of the top global IT and telecommunications companies.
For the last 13 years, Jim has worked for Skillsoft in a variety of capacities, starting in the Books business where he created the AnalystPerspectives collection, moving to directing the Product Marketing efforts for Skillsoft’s entire award winning IT and Digital Skills training product line. In his current role, he works with Skillsoft’s largest strategic customers to help them provide optimized solutions for training their leaders, managers, and staff.
Jim is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Union of Concerned Scientists, National Resources Defense Council, and The Sierra Club. Jim has a BS in Natural Sciences from St. Thomas Aquinas College.