Jim is an accomplished business executive with extensive experience in the life sciences, biotechnology, healthcare, market research, and IT industries. Mr. Poole manages the strategic direction and ongoing operations of NuCalm, a neuroscience company on a mission to change the world by liberating humanity from stress without the use of drugs. In 2015, NuCalm was granted the world’s first and only patent for “Systems and Methods for Balancing and Maintaining the Health of the Human Autonomic Nervous System.”
Mr. Poole has successfully launched global products, managed growth strategies, and effectively optimized business operations for large and small organizations alike. Prior to joining NuCalm in 2009, Jim co-founded Focused Evolution, a premier global management strategy-consulting firm. As a Managing Partner, he managed mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, and growth strategies for venture capital and private equity firms. Under Jim’s leadership, Focused Evolution grew into a multi-million dollar consulting firm, serving a global client portfolio of 49 companies, across a broad range of industries.
He is a recognized business leader, public speaker, an accomplished author, and has published numerous articles in industry trade journals and lectures all over the world on topics including stress, recovery, performance, leadership, and business strategy.
A New York state native, Poole earned a BA in psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA in International Business & Marketing from Babson College.