James W. Kao is an experienced CEO with a successful track record of delivering results in startup and Fortune 500 environments. Over the course of his career, Mr. Kao has raised over $24 million of funding to support several start-up companies. In 2000, he co-founded Managize, a supply chain management company later sold to Escalate, Inc. Prior to Managize, Mr. Kao founded and led eALITY , a business process enterprise software firm. He served as CEO of The Right Sizing Group, a data warehouse consultancy, whose clients included Wells Fargo Bank, Charles Schwab, Intuit, Mervyn's and TransAmerica Corp. Mr. Kao also played a key marketing role in significantly driving Oracle sales for the HP product business, and also held management positions with HP and IBM. Mr. Kao holds a BS in math/computer science from UCLA and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.