Director of Partnerships
Short Description: Jim Berets develops and executes product strategies; he has been a product manager, a product executive, and a product management consultant with responsibilities including market research, competitive analysis, product strategy and roadmapping, user experience, pricing, and Customer Advisory Boards.

Jim has worked with companies from early-stage startups to established billion dollar companies. He is currently Application Ecosystem Director at Red Hat. Previously, Jim led product management at Black Duck Software, Knumi, and CO Space (acquired by Internap). Before becoming a product manager, Jim created and ran a worldwide pre-sales team and was a software developer and development manager at BBN. Jim earned an SBEE degree from MIT; an MSEE from the UC, Berkeley; and a CSS in management from Harvard. In addition to his Partnerships role with the BPMA, Jim is a mentor and a member of the Product Executives Forum.