Jim Pastoriza BS'84
Jim joined Telecommunications Development Fund early in 2004 and is the Managing Partner. He has more than two decades in the Communications and Technology sector initially in operating positions and the last 17 in venture capital. Before joining TDF Ventures, Jim was a Partner at J.P. Morgan Communications Partners at their Telecom, Media, and Technology Fund in San Francisco, CA. Before J.P. Morgan, he was a Partner at AT&T Ventures. Jim has led investments in over 15 exits via acquisition or public offerings. Prior to venture capital, Jim held operational positions at AT&T and Lucent Technologies. At AT&T, Jim was the Product Manager for AT&T’s largest P&L, Consumer Long Distance Service. He also served as the Executive Assistant to AT&T’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development. Previously, Jim was a Lucent Technologies Account Executive ranking in the top 1% of national sales. He received a BS in electrical engineering from Columbia University and is a member of their Engineering Advisory Board. Jim earned his MS in Management from MIT.