James Falasco Timeline
Grew up in Ohio and had a great childhood. Enjoyed sports and outdoors activities.
Accomplishments were being an Eagle Scout and getting good enough grades to enter
Fantastic college experience at Bowling Green State University . Worked two jobs to
pay for living expenses. Joined fraternity and was active in community service as an
assistant scoutmaster of local troop. Graduated
First Work Experience
First two jobs after college were in education. Decided to enter graduate school and work
on Master’s Degree and continue as academic instructor. Upon getting Masters assumed
role at University of Illinois Medical Center as Head of Data Processing. Through the
insertion of computer technology into my lab I became acquainted with various vendors.
One recruited me to sell to academia
Joined a group within General Electric that focused on computer technology. Got
excellent training and made additional contacts among technology companies. Was
recruited by one to sell sophisticated scientific computing technology. Took position
and got married. Moved to Texas and then California to take another position with a
customer I had sold to and helped their business grow. Worked in California and covered
entire US for a variety of high tech companies both large and small start ups.
5 years ago had opportunity to leave California and move back to Texas. Came back to
work for my mentor at a small high tech holding company. Sold our group to General
Electric after one year of me being in Texas. Stayed to play several roles in
organization’s transition. . In the fall of 2008 I left the embedded group to pursue other
opportunities. In my time at General Electric I had learned the Asia business development
process having gained design wins in China, Korea, India and Singapore for multiple
embedded computing products. I maintained the revenue stream for the products
designed at our Richardson facility and closed several million dollars in bookings. I also
took on the graphics and video line from our acquired operations in Canada and
generated over 20 new design wins.