With over 30 years of experience in technology management, Jamie Rhodes is a serial entrepreneur. He is CEO of SioTeX Corporation. He previously founded National NanoMaterials, Perceptive Sciences Corporation and before that was the co-founder of a venture capital funded start-up focused on the telecom industry. Jamie spent the early years of his career working with numerous start-ups, most notably National Instruments in its early stage. He also spent nine years in management at IBM.
To give back to the community, Jamie has lent his expertise to other entrepreneurs. With the support of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce (GACC), Jamie founded the Central Texas Angel Network, which provides funding and support to Texas entrepreneurs across a broad spectrum of industries. He has also organized angel groups around the state of Texas into the Alliance of Texas Angel Networks, which represents numerous angel groups, hundreds of investors, with millions of dollars invested in over 100 companies each year. He cofounded an investment group focused on minority angels and minority entrepreneurs. He is past vice-chair of the board of the Angel Capital Association, a national organization spun out of the Kauffman Foundation representing seed stage investors. He is a trustee of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, Austin’s largest hospital. He has been on the board of directors of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, the Central Texas Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization and the Texas Tri-Cities Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Jamie is an active angel investor and serves on numerous start-up advisory boards.
Jamie was honored to be named one of the 30 Most Influential People in Central Texas in the Last 30 Years by the Austin Business Journal and was named the Technology Volunteer of the Year by the GACC. He is an IC2 Fellow.
Jamie has served on advisory boards at St. Edward’s University, Texas State University and the University of Texas. He has been an Entrepreneur in Residence at Texas State University and Director of New Ventures for the Texas A&M University System. He holds both a Bachelor’s of Science degree and a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.