CEO & Managing Partner
Jim Dugan is the CEO of OCA Ventures. Prior to co-founding OCA Ventures in 2001, Jim oversaw the direct venture capital investments for the OConnor Partners Investment Office. Jim has current board responsibilities for EdMap, Cleversafe, TDJM, Javlin Capital, SumRidge Partners, Campus Explorer, Apparel Media Group, Automated Insights, BodyShopBids, and Heard Capital. Jim has over 20 years of corporate finance, capital markets, and venture capital investment experience. Prior to forming OCA Ventures, Jim traded derivatives at the Chicago Board of Trade and worked in corporate finance with Continental Bank. Jim received a BA in Economics from the University of Rochester and earned his MBA (MM) from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Jim is a founding member of the Illinois Venture Capital Association (IVCA). Jim is a frequent guest lecturer and panelist at Northwestern Chicago Booth. Jim is also a board member of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, NU Wave, AVAC Fund, and a charter member of Tie Network Chicago. Jim is Co-Founder and Treasurer of www.SmartBet.org.
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