Appian Ventures

JIM LEJEAL, WESTMINSTER, CO

Jim is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Rally Software, a leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM). A successful entrepreneur, he has founded and managed multiple companies, including several software and technology companies and a private equity firm. Most recently, Jim was co-founder, chairman and CEO of Oxlo, a company that operates the leading Automotive Retail Integration Network, which is based on a hosted SaaS solution. Prior to founding Oxlo, Jim ran Lejeal Investments, an angel investment entity in which he co-invested with local venture capital firms in 14 venture backed startups. Prior to that, Jim co-founded Raindance Communications, a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: RNDC) where he held the positions of COO and CFO. Jim led operations, customer support, sales, marketing and finance efforts and successfully led fundraising efforts to raise $170 million in capital culminating in Raindance’s IPO. At the time of Jim's departure, Raindance had over 400 employees and annualized revenues in excess of $40 million.

Prior to founding Raindance, Jim was co-owner of Link-VTC, a Boulder-based video conferencing company that was acquired by Global Crossing. Jim has an MBA from Loyola-Marymount University and is a Distinguished Graduate from the US Air Force Academy.