A pragmatic, results-oriented senior executive, Jim Nelson is co-founder and CEO of American Epilepsy Institute. A passion for social impact and business innovation, Jim has been significantly involved in several major business paradigm shifts over the past few decades. Jim has always been drawn to new frontiers and believes healthcare is the next industry on the verge of transformational change. He is excited to leverage his experience to once again disrupt an industry and, by doing so, improve the current state of care that exists for Epilepsy patients.
Prior to founding AEI, Jim was the co-founder and CTO of Simply Business, United Kingdom’s largest online commercial insurer (now part of Travelers companies). Jim also has nearly 15 years of C-level wholesale banking experience in Europe, North America, and Asia. Over the past several years, Jim has been active in several technology startups in a number of sectors including healthcare. Most recently, Jim founded and ran Knosys Investments, a boutique investment and advisory firm.
Jim is fluent in French and English and is a conversational Japanese speaker. Jim holds an MS from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business and a BA from Baylor University.