Acorn


Leadership


 




Gordon Jones

Gordon is our co-founder, CEO and a seasoned international executive. He’s overseen multiple manufacturing plants, supply chain and IT departments both in North America and across 14 countries in the Asia Pacific region (where he lived 7 years). He’s also implemented SAP and ERP systems, real-time planning & scheduling systems, neural network control algorithms and numerous advanced process control systems. Gordon has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Fun Fact

For several years Gordon ran a subscription Internet sports handicapping service selling odds analysis on Nascar races. Each week Gordon would simulate the upcoming race 10,000 times using an advanced statistical simulation model. He’s got plenty of interesting stories he’d share over a cold Samuel Adams.

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Jim Winburn

Jim is our co-founder and Chief Technical Officer. Jim’s experience spans three decades in three industries; geophysical research, manufacturing & process control systems and life sciences / pharmaceutical contract research. Jim has materialized many of the predictive models for our clients as well as engineered the application and analytic frameworks utilized by TrialSuite, our proprietary technology foundation. Over his career, Jim has developed several patented technologies. The most recent being a patent application for a document security invention.

Fun Fact

Yes, Jim is a true “alpha geek” and inventor. His home office (and his fabrication lab) must be seen to be believed. Stacked floor to ceiling, you’ll find a treasure trove of technical books, robots, micro-controllers and electronic parts of every vintage.

Jim also enjoys sharing a robotics hobby with his grandsons.

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