Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Jim Black is the CEO of Chronicle Graphics, and is the visionary behind the company's OnePager suite. Jim earned his PhD in applied physics at Harvard University in 1977 and has filled both R&D and executive roles at software development companies since 1981. In his 30+ year career, Jim has led project teams at Texas Instruments, IBM, Halliburton, and Comcast before founding Chronicle Graphics in 2005. Jim’s experience in science, technology and project management have led him to be one of the foremost experts on project visualization.
Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Safford is a versatile technology professional with a solid history of empowering emerging growth companies in a broad array of industries. His employment history includes energy industry consulting at Quorum Business Solutions, Senior Manager of Client Services at telecom service aggregator GetConnected, and Vice President of Partner Management at electronic payment processor IP Commerce. Safford holds a BA in Psychology and management from Rice University.
Vice President, Product Management
Bob is a seasoned technology and project management executive. As an Air Force Officer (Colonel) from 1965 through 1991, he served in a number of executive leadership, computer system development, and program management roles. After retirement, he joined Robbins-Gioia, Inc. as a Regional Vice President and Program Management Consultant. He then moved to state government, where he held numerous influential positions, culminating in his service as Chief Information Officer for the State of Colorado under Governor Bill Owens. Bob has a doctorate degree in Operations Research and an MBA from Indiana University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami.
Vice President, Customer Experience
Jay carries with him fifteen years of project management experience within the cable, telecom, construction, and software development industries. The spectrum of projects and programs that Jay has managed throughout his career is broad and deep, enabling him to help clients implement Chronicle Graphics software in a multitude of applications. His employment history includes positions at Narvaes Construction, Leslie Brothers Construction, CSG Systems, Echostar Satellite Services, Comcast, and Level 3 Communications.
Vice President, Solutions
Dr. Nathan Black previously worked at Harvard University, where from 2012-2014 he served as the John and Elaine French Environmental Fellow. He holds a PhD in political science from MIT. His academic research focused on the causes and consequences of violent civil conflict in the developing world, including the risk of political instability arising from climate change. Prior to his academic career, Nathan managed private sector projects in software development (including Agile development), publishing, insurance, and energy. In 2006, he was Chronicle Graphics’ first beta tester.