JimMoeller
James H. Moeller
3712 Woodland Trail
Eagan, MN 55123-2406
Phone: 651-454-4123
E-mail: Jim.Moeller -at- MoellerVentures.com
 
SUMMARY:
  • Executive-level expertise in the analysis and strategy of markets, technology and finance.
  • Experience in independent consulting, investment banking, and technology businesses.
  • Project proficiency in strategic planning, competitive intelligence, product development, new product introductions, intellectual property analysis, and technology assessment.
  • Domain expertise in IoT (Internet-of-Things), wireless communications, broadband telecommunications, and electronic components (e.g. radio frequency ICs, microcontrollers, sensors).
  • Pursuing the application of the latest data science tactics via continuing professional development (Coursera – Machine Learning, UC Berkeley edX – Data Science Certificate, Udemy – Data Science A-Z, Python Machine Learning).
  • U.S. Registered Patent Agent, MSEE, BSEE, MBA.
 

EXPERIENCE:

Moeller Ventures LLC, Eagan, MN, 3/2002 - present
Managing Partner:
  • Consulting services focused on business development, market analysis, and data analytics.
  • Projects involving strategic planning, competitive intelligence, product development, new product introductions, intellectual property analysis, and technology assessment.
  • Applicable domain areas include IoT (Internet-of-Things), wireless communications (LAN and WAN), broadband telecommunications, electronic components (e.g. radio frequency ICs, microcontrollers, sensors) and other general areas of electronics technologies.
  • Independent projects focusing on cloud computing, Internet-of-Things, wireless technology, Google BigQuery for patent research, and competitive intelligence analysis (see Moeller Ventures blog: https://www.moellerventures.com/index.php/blog).
  • Relationships and clients span IP law firms, technology suppliers, post-secondary educational institutions, venture capitalists, and institutional investors.
  • See the list of Past Consulting Projects at the following link - https://www.moellerventures.com/index.php/past-projects.
 
City of Eagan Technology Working Group, Eagan, MN, 8/2005 - present
Committee Member:
  • Committee member helping analyze technology issues that come before the City Council, including IoT (Internet-of-Things) smart city technology, data center / carrier hotel infrastructure, fiber and cable broadband communications, WiFi, and DSL.
  • The efforts of the Tech Working Group resulted in broader availability of higher-speed broadband cable, DSL, and fiber, as well as attracting a privately-owned carrier hotel / data center located in Eagan and owned by DataBank Ltd (http://www.databank.com/data_center_properties.html).
  • See the Star Tribune article entitled “Eagan lands a major data center” (http://www.startribune.com/eagan-lands-a-major-data-center/264998751/).
 
Devpeak Technologies LLC, Eagan, MN, 9/2009 - 9/2012
Founder:
  • Provided enabling technology solutions to electronic product designers pursuing early Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications and printed circuit board (PCB) projects, including an embeddable internet server based on Microchip’s PIC18F97J60 microcontroller and an online marketplace for CAD electronic component models.
 
RBC Capital Markets, Minneapolis, MN, 2/1997 – 2/2002
Director / Senior Wireless Technology Analyst: 6/2000 – 2/2002
  • Lead analyst in setting strategy for the wireless communications group.
  • Covered wireless infrastructure, microwave broadband wireless, RF (radio frequency) semiconductors and the B2B wireless Internet (the early IoT marketplace). 
  • Responsibilities included due diligence for the investment banking and research departments, authoring frequent company and industry reports, and seminars to institutional investors and venture capitalists.
  • As part of Dain Rauscher Wessels and Wessels, Arnold, & Henderson (prior to the acquisitions by Dain Rauscher and RBC), was the lead analyst on numerous IPOs and secondary stock offerings including the IPO of Aironet (an early 802.11 WiFi wireless LAN company), going public in July of 1999 (valuation ~$150 million) and subsequently sold to Cisco in March of 2000 for ~$1.4 billion. The firm's most successful wireless transaction.
 
Datapro, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota / New York, NY   , 3/96 - 12/96
Freelance Technology Market Analyst
  • Freelance technology market analyst for Datapro (now a division of Gartner Group), authoring reports on telecommunications, wireless communications, and mobile computing.
 
ADC Telecommunications Inc., Minneapolis, MN, 2/94 - 1/97
Senior Communications Project Engineer
  • Senior project engineer responsible for leading research, development, and system integration of ADC’s multi-unit dwelling subscriber-termination telecommunication products.
 
Uniplex Corporation, St. Paul, MN, 8/89 - 1/94
Radio Communications Project Leader  
  • Responsible for market analysis, development strategy, and design implementation for the company’s spread spectrum digital radio product operating the in the 902-928Mhz unlicensed band.
 
PAPERS & REPORTS:
The Data Science Trend and A Cloud-Based Crawler as a Platform for Intellectual Property and Competitive Intelligence Research: https://www.moellerventures.com/index.php/blog/16-2017-articles/16-12-15-2017-the-data-science-trend-and-a-cloud-based-crawler
Competitive Intelligence for Successful Businesses: https://www.moellerventures.com/index.php/blog/21-2018-articles/32-03-07-2018-competitive-intelligence-for-successful-businesses
Programmatic Patent Searches Using Google’s BigQuery & Public Patent Data: https://www.moellerventures.com/index.php/blog/21-2018-articles/36-08-31-2018-programmatic-patent-searches-using-google-bigquery-public-patent-data
Patent Information Analysis for Strategic Business Decisions - The Patent Portfolio Audit: https://www.moellerventures.com/index.php/blog/23-2019-articles/39-01-21-2019-patent-information-analysis-for-strategic-business-decisions-the-patent-portfolio-audit
 
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
 
SKILLS & CAPABILITIES:
Business Development Strategy, Market Research, Technology Strategy, Financial Analysis, Innovation and Development Strategy, Data Science and Data Analytics Analysis, Intellectual Property Evaluation, Patent Research, Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence, Capital Markets Strategy, Venture Capital Strategy, IoT (Internet-of-Things) Strategy and Technology Analysis, Wireless Technology Assessment, Broadband Wireline Analysis.
 
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:
University of California, Berkeley – edX
Professional Certificate in Foundations of Data Science – In progress.
Credential: https://courses.edx.org/certificates/196f43cf947e4e98889081684c394744
Credential: https://courses.edx.org/certificates/5867f160969f4f5c8393abeba9168215
Credential: https://courses.edx.org/certificates/f1eb77ad0c244217a8dbee8f62afdb16
Udemy Online
Machine Learning, Data Science and Deep Learning with Python by Frank Kane – In progress.
Data Science A-Z™: Real-Life Data Science by Kirill Eremenko – Completed January 2019.
Credential: https://www.udemy.com/certificate/UC-4PI560Z7/
Coursera Online
Machine Learning by Andrew Ng, Stanford University - Completed December 2018.
Credential: https://www.coursera.org/account/accomplishments/verify/BFTCXW3FPD23
U.S Registered Patent Agent
Patent Bar passed July 2015.
Credential: https://oedci.uspto.gov/OEDCI/practitionerSearchEntry
University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.
MBA - New Venture Management
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
MS Electrical Engineering
Master's thesis, post-graduate research, and teaching assistant dealing with advanced signal processing techniques as applied to radar echo analysis and voice recognition systems.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
BS Electrical Engineering
Parkland College, Champaign, IL.
AS Engineering