Jim Wrubel brings over 20 years of experience in building and scaling technology businesses. He has deep experience in software development, product management, AI and machine learning, and digital marketing.
Prior to joining Innovation Works, Jim worked as a consulting CTO, working with everyone from early-stage startups to universities — helping to build products, recruit and retain staff, and advise on investment initiatives. Previously, Jim was CTO of Think Through Learning (TTL), a Pittsburgh-based education technology company focused on helping at-risk students develop strong mathematics skills. Think Through Learning was acquired in 2016. Before serving in a leadership role at TTL, Jim was a Technical Manager at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute, where he developed an online-learning program focused on cybersecurity and digital forensics for the Department of Defense and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies. In his early career, Jim worked for several digital agencies building websites and web applications for a variety of industries, as well as at BBN Technologies, the organization that operated one of the earliest backbones of the Internet.
In his spare time, Jim volunteers as a mentor with The Moms Can™? Code School and with Code.org, organizations that are working to create opportunities for underrepresented groups in technology. Jim is also an avid marathoner and triathlete.
Jim holds a BA from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Science in IT Management from Carnegie Mellon University.