Gary Jinks, Founder, Managing Director, Chairman of the Board
During his 20 year corporate tenure Gary developed complex advanced technologies, managed multi-million dollar budgets, and developed high performance teams. He jumped into the Dotcom foray (launching two startups) for a couple of years before being recruited by Rockwell Collins and successfully lead their assessment and entry into a new market; now a multi million dollar business. In 2005 Gary created GLJ Group which has captured over $300M in new business for clients. Over the last four years Gary has been working primarily with entrepreneurs and early stage companies. In 2011 he created South Valley Angels to provide funding opportunities and mentoring. He is very active in the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem, regularly mentoring for Santa Clara University, local accelerators and occasionally Clean Tech Open. Gary provides workshops for entrepreneurs and start-ups to get them out of the gate effectively and efficiently. His core skills come from extensive experience in business strategies, operations and product development.