Barry James Folsom
Strategic Marketing and Operational Executive
Startupbootcamp Scale San Francisco Mentor
Barry James is a visionary strategist and operational executive who alters the game by using ‘unfair advantages’ as the basis for delivering sustaining profitable growth and consistently improving margins. He has been CEO of public and private companies.
Barry James has over 35 years of executive management and strategic marketing experience in digital media, internet and high tech with a successful track record of rapidly growing divisions and companies into billion $ category leaders.
Barry James has played pivotal roles in 4 major game changing market categories: PCs, Workstations, Internet Data Centers and Web Conferencing. He has extensive Internet, entertainment, digital media, cloud computing services, collaboration, connected consumer devices (mobile, home), and computing devices (desktops/servers) experience. Barry James’ teams have sold over $2B of products & services.
As a respected company leader, Barry James was Frost & Sullivan’s 2002 CEO of the Year. Also in 2002, PlaceWare was the 4th fasting-growing private company in Silicon Valley. In 1997, Exodus was ranked one of the Silicon Valley’s top 10 fastest growing private companies by The San Jose Business Journal for 2 years in a row.
He is a frequent speaker at venues such as Ad:Tech, Media Summit, Digital Hollywood, & Digital Connections.
Specialties: Visionary, Strategy & Strategic Marketing, Game Changer Who Has Run Profitable Growth Businesses as CEO, including multiple successful turnarounds. Experience in providing innovative products and services in the Internet, Media, Mobile and Professional/Industry Productivity Tools segments, both to consumers and to businesses.