Visiting Committee – James B. Treleaven, PhD

President & CEO, Via Strategy Group, LLC

Jim Treleaven, PhD is the President and CEO of Via Strategy Group, LLC (VSG). VSG advises CEOs, Boards of Directors, and other C level executives on growth and turnaround strategies. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Department of Information and Decision Sciences. He has had a successful career in industry as the CEO of both public and private technology companies ranging in size from $40 to $500 million. Most recently he was President and CEO of Catalyst International, a NASDAQ listed supply chain software company. He also served as CEO of Global CommerceZone and Visual Intelligence Corp. and as President of the Enterprise Solutions Division of GEAC (D&B Software). He served as Managing Partner at Battelle Venture Partners, the Venture Unit of the Battelle Memorial Institute. He has held management, engineering, sales and marketing positions at several leading companies including IBM and the Chase Manhattan Bank. He also served as President of DeVry University Chicago, serving 15,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs in business and technology.

He received his BS Degree in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, his MBA from the University of Minnesota and his PhD in Management from Case. He has taught at Case, the University of Illinois and has lectured at several other leading universities. He has published extensively in both refereed and popular journals in fields including corporate strategy, marketing, finance, human-computer interaction and computer-aided-design. He is a frequent speaker and has been featured on CNN and the Financial News Network.

He currently serves on the Board of TechAmerica, the Illinois Technology Association (ITA), several private companies and has served as Chair of the National Computer Graphics Association (NCGA). He serves on the Advisory Boards of three graduate Business Schools. He is the past President of the Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University. Jim is also a member of The Association for Information Systems (AIS), ACM, The National Association for Business Economics (NABE), The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and IEEE.