Jim serves as chairman and CEO of HemoShear Therapeutics. Prior to joining HemoShear in 2009, he spent 18 years with PRA Health Sciences where he was a member of the executive team that grew the company into a leading global clinical trials management organization and took the company public. After retiring from PRA, he was an advisor to the Coulter Translational Research Partnership in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Virginia where he met HemoShear’s co-founders. In 2014, Mr. Powers was selected to join PharmaVoice’s Top 100 Most Inspiring leaders in healthcare. He currently serves on the board of Virginia BIO and is chairman of the Virginia BIO Foundation. Mr. Powers received a B.S. in administration and management science from Carnegie-Mellon University.