Jim Ellis (Palo Alto, CA) is a Senior Advisor of the Firm. He is also a Lecturer in Management at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is a Co-founder of Asurion and remains a Director on the company’s Board. Before that he co-founded Mill River Corporation, an investment firm. Before that he was a Case Writer at Stanford University. He holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics (High Honors) from Dartmouth College. He is also a recipient of Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.