Jim Jindrick

Mentor in Residence

Areas of Expertise

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • New Venture Planning and Development
  • Product Development

Current Research

Teaching Interests

Corporate Entrepreneurship


Jim Jindrick has 30+ years experience in high-tech research and development, product engineering, operations and manufacturing, international marketing and sales, and new business development. He has created internal corporate ventures, spin-off companies, and independent start-ups. He received U.S. and international patents for innovations in automotive test and diagnostic equipment, smart-grid electric power distribution automation controls, and personal computer instrumentation systems. Products and ventures Jim developed have generated over one billion dollars in lifetime revenue. Jim and his co-founders grew their company in Tucson from start-up to stable with over $20 million annual revenue in a few short years. He was named an Eller Entrepreneurial Fellow, served as entrepreneur-in-residence at the University of Oregon, and was a University of Texas Moot Corp Fellow. Jim is an IEEE Life Member and an FCC-licensed broadcast engineer. He financed his studies at the the University of Wisconsin (Madison and Parkside) working as an announcer, news reporter, and engineer for various radio and television stations.