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Jim Tenzillo

Invest Michigan
Director
Detroit
Jim Tenzillo is a Chicago native who moved to Michigan to join Invest Michigan in April 2016. His responsibilities include sourcing and leading new investments; advising portfolio companies in a board capacity on behalf of the fund; and managing Invest Michigan’s portfolio clients. Jim has, or currently serves, in a board capacity for 8 different portfolio companies. Invest Michigan has made 100 investments into 51 different companies since 2014. Of the 51 companies, 21 have progressed to reach significant financial milestones, which includes: raising a Series A financing; landing a strategic investor; becoming cash-flow positive; and being acquired.

Prior to Invest Michigan, Jim spent over five years in corporate finance for a Fortune 100 insurance company before transitioning to the entrepreneurial world, where he consulted with a number of start-ups and served as VP of Marketing and Operations for a Chicago-based finance start-up.

Jim has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelors of Science in Finance with Honors from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.