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Jimmie Lee

Founder/CEOJLEE

Bellevue, WA

Member Since November 2023

Skills

Innovation & Growth
Technical Innovation
Executive Leadership

About

With a robust tech leadership background, having served at industry giants like Boeing, Microsoft, Meta, and many agile VC-backed startups, I have consistently transformed challenges into triumphant milestones. Whether it's unveiling a groundbreaking product, spearheading advancements in cybersecurity, or setting new industry benchmarks, I've been at the forefront. Some of my pivotal contributions are: • Architecting robust cybersecurity technologies for Microsoft in Brazil, Mexico, and China substantially bolstered product sales. • Crafting innovative, first-of-their-kind security products for Meta. • Accelerating the launch of a market-ready product within a mere four months at XFactor.io by assembling and leading a top-tier engineering team. My leadership philosophy goes beyond just strategic vision or technological prowess—it's fundamentally about people. I deeply value nurturing and elevating my team, igniting their passion for continuous innovation and excellence. I view setbacks as invaluable learning moments, enabling us to recalibrate swiftly. Owning our missteps and exuberantly celebrating our collective victories remains a cornerstone of my leadership approach. True innovation often treads the fine line of failure, as it pushes the boundaries of the known. My leadership style is to nimbly navigate such terrains, adapt rapidly, shoulder responsibility during setbacks, and wholeheartedly credit the team during our triumphs. Fearlessness in the face of potential failure and a relentless pursuit of excellence have been the hallmarks of my professional journey. My skill set is comprehensive, marrying software engineering with privacy and cybersecurity. Rooted in my foundational years at Boeing and enriched with insights from business, legal, and financial domains, I offer a unique blend of agility and depth. From my teenage years, leadership was a natural mantle for me, as evidenced by my pivotal roles as COO and CIO in a family-run real estate venture. This experience cemented my resolve to be a problem-solver. Ever since, I've been the trusted anchor in every role, seamlessly melding technological expertise with leadership finesse for optimal outcomes. I'm primed for the next technological frontier, be it in AI, cloud evolution, or any emerging domain. I'm driven by the prospect of being the catalyst and the leader, crafting cohesive, top-performing teams to conquer them.

Published content

16 smarter ways to balance your leadership responsibilities at work

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Here's how to improve your productivity and decision-making skills in 2024. Leading a successful corporation in the business sector or a nonprofit that is making an incredible impact on the local and greater community it serves sounds impressive and rewarding; however, it takes plenty of tenacity to maintain industry relevance and a different mindset to make smart business decisions. As the marketplace continues to transform itself in the new normal, managers may be feeling overwhelmed and burned out by all of the tasks piled on their plates to keep up with the changing consumer demands in an uncertain economic climate. To prevent them from high-stress levels, feelings of anxiousness, or seconding-guessing themselves when it comes to decision making, 16 experts from Fast Company Executive Board each offer one tip that could help company leaders get the support they need, which will change the course of their organization for the better.

15 ways to develop a healthier mindset in the workplace

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Remember that there is light at the end of the journey. There are ups and downs along every business journey, and you won't always see eye to eye with everyone sitting at the table. However, keeping an open mind being willing to take suggestions, and fostering a team dynamic that promotes inclusiveness, giving each team member a voice is a chance to boost team morale and support, especially when the company is facing challenges. Below, 15 experts from Fast Company Executive Board each provide one strategy to help leaders develop a healthy growth mindset that will enable them (and their teams) to embrace challenges and find solutions to their business or client's problems.

20 innovative ways companies can contribute to their communities

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Modern companies should think beyond traditional philanthropic efforts and find ways to make a real difference for the people they serve. As consumers become more focused on brands that practice corporate social responsibility, more and more companies are finding impactful ways to make a positive mark on their local communities. Forward-thinking businesses are spearheading work programs, offering financial assistance, and nurturing entrepreneurial talents in their neighborhoods. Here, Fast Company Executive Board members discuss the strategies companies can adopt to contribute to their local communities in an impactful way. Follow their recommendations to create a lasting and meaningful change in your community beyond your bottom line.

19 tips to communicate more effectively with your remote workers 

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Here's how to elevate company culture in a digital office environment. If you are new to leading a remote or hybrid company, you may find yourself struggling to bridge the gap between management and staff members who work from home to create trust and transparency. By the same token, if you're new to working for a remote employer, you may be feeling isolated if you're unable to connect with your new co-workers and management the way you initially envisioned when you were onboarded for your "dream job opportunity."  To help leaders and their remote teams communicate more effectively and improve their working relationships in no time, 19 Fast Company Executive Board members each share one new idea for building a better company culture in 2024.

15 ways to find investment funds and kickstart your business

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Finding startup investment capital doesn't have to be an obstacle to your success. Securing the necessary investment funds to kickstart your venture can be a challenge that even the most capable entrepreneurs face. However, with the right networking strategies and preparation, startup founders can raise enough capital to reach their desired growth stage. Below, 15 Fast Company Executive Board members discuss a variety of methods and approaches budding entrepreneurs can utilize to access the funding they need. Here are their top-recommended strategies to turn your business dreams into a profitable reality.

8 ways to scale your marketing department at every stage in business

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Leaders weigh in on how to leverage the right resources that will impact company success.  Building a successful household product or service is not just about a brand's ability to meet quarterly sales goals from year to year; it's also about hiring the right people, making the right investment decisions, and protecting the company's reputation through positive brand awareness.  That is where a powerful marketing team can come in handy, and it's worth putting time and monetary resources into having the best people on staff if you have the funds to spare, but what if you're on a small budget and need to scale back until you gain more financial leverage?  Here, Fast Company Executive Board members share eight tips that any business leader can implement to spread awareness about their organization—and make a substantial impact in the marketplace—every step of the way.

Company details

JLEE

Company bio

"Enhancing life for all through innovative, disruptive technologies." Our goal is to provide equal access, awareness, and expertise in innovative and disruptive product development to businesses of all sizes and locations. Our team's mission results from decades of experience as tech executives, practitioners, and advisors. Our work has involved collaborating with various companies, including early-stage startups, small businesses, emerging growth-stage companies, unicorn startups looking for an exit, and large enterprises. Over the years, we have produced proven results, leading to over 200 startup ideas being transformed into products and validated through Series B. Our team has driven over $1 billion of growth and exits, and we've grown companies from sub-$100k to millions in ARR. Igniting innovation and disruptive product development on demand is a challenging task, but one that we have consistently risen to the challenge.

Industry

Technology

Area of focus

Innovation Management
Software Engineering
Product Research

Company size

2 - 10