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James Barksdale

Former CEO of Netscape

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James Barksdale Biography

Jim Barksdale is a Special Advisor to General Atlantic Partners and is President and CEO of Barksdale Management Corporation, a philanthropic investment company. He is also a partner and co-founder of The Barksdale Group. He has over 35 years of operational experience.

Prior to founding The Barksdale Group, an investment and advisory group committed exclusively to growing companies in internet services, Barksdale served as President & CEO of Netscape Communications Corp. from January 1995 until the company merged with America Online in March of 1999. He was Director of Netscape from October 1994. Upon completion of the merger with America Online, Jim joined AOL's Board of Directors.

Prior to Netscape, Barksdale worked at AT&T Wireless Services (formerly McCaw Cellular Communications) as their Chief Executive Officer. From April 1983 to January 1992, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Federal Express Corporation, overseeing the company's growth from $1 billion to $7.7 billion in revenues and its expansion into 135 countries. Under his leadership, Federal Express became the first service company to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Prior to that, Barksdale was FedEx's Chief Information Officer for four years. Prior to FedEx, he held various management positions, including Chief Information Officer with Cook Industries and started his career at IBM.

In January 2000, Barksdale and his wife gave $100 million to the State of Mississippi to create a statewide reading institute, The Barksdale Reading Institute. This is a joint venture with the Mississippi Department of Education and the state's seven public university schools of education.

In 1997, Netscape received the "Entrepreneurial Company of the Year" award from both Stanford and Harvard Business Schools alumni groups. Computer Reseller News named Barksdale "#1 Executive of the Year," PC Magazine named him "Person of the Year," and at the 1997 ETRE Conference in Budapest he received the "Executive of the Year" award. Jim has also received awards such as the BEAR Award from Brown University for citizenship, the Headwave Award from the State of Mississippi, and a NetDay Hero award for his work for education. He has also been inducted into the Ole Miss Hall of Fame, the Mississippi Hall of Fame and the Society of Entrepreneurs.

Barksdale sits on the boards of several companies and foundations, including AOL Time Warner; Federal Express; The Fund for the Capitol Visitor Center; Mayo Foundation; Sun Microsystems, Inc., and TechNet. He was also appointed to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board by President George W. Bush.

Barksdale received his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi.

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James Barksdale Biography

Jim Barksdale is a Special Advisor to General Atlantic Partners and is President and CEO of Barksdale Management Corporation, a philanthropic investment company. He is also a partner and co-founder of The Barksdale Group. He has over 35 years of operational experience.

Prior to founding The Barksdale Group, an investment and advisory group committed exclusively to growing companies in internet services, Barksdale served as President & CEO of Netscape Communications Corp. from January 1995 until the company merged with America Online in March of 1999. He was Director of Netscape from October 1994. Upon completion of the merger with America Online, Jim joined AOL's Board of Directors.

Prior to Netscape, Barksdale worked at AT&T Wireless Services (formerly McCaw Cellular Communications) as their Chief Executive Officer. From April 1983 to January 1992, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Federal Express Corporation, overseeing the company's growth from $1 billion to $7.7 billion in revenues and its expansion into 135 countries. Under his leadership, Federal Express became the first service company to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Prior to that, Barksdale was FedEx's Chief Information Officer for four years. Prior to FedEx, he held various management positions, including Chief Information Officer with Cook Industries and started his career at IBM.

In January 2000, Barksdale and his wife gave $100 million to the State of Mississippi to create a statewide reading institute, The Barksdale Reading Institute. This is a joint venture with the Mississippi Department of Education and the state's seven public university schools of education.

In 1997, Netscape received the "Entrepreneurial Company of the Year" award from both Stanford and Harvard Business Schools alumni groups. Computer Reseller News named Barksdale "#1 Executive of the Year," PC Magazine named him "Person of the Year," and at the 1997 ETRE Conference in Budapest he received the "Executive of the Year" award. Jim has also received awards such as the BEAR Award from Brown University for citizenship, the Headwave Award from the State of Mississippi, and a NetDay Hero award for his work for education. He has also been inducted into the Ole Miss Hall of Fame, the Mississippi Hall of Fame and the Society of Entrepreneurs.

Barksdale sits on the boards of several companies and foundations, including AOL Time Warner; Federal Express; The Fund for the Capitol Visitor Center; Mayo Foundation; Sun Microsystems, Inc., and TechNet. He was also appointed to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board by President George W. Bush.

Barksdale received his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi.

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FAQs on booking James Barksdale

  • How to book James Barksdale?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like James Barksdale for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for James Barksdale, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for James Barksdale or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book James Barksdale?

    Booking fees for James Barksdale, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire James Barksdale, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for James Barksdale?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like James Barksdale for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book James Barksdale for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent James Barksdale or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for James Barksdale or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

James Barksdale is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book James Barksdale for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. James Barksdale generally travels from MS, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jason Kottke, An Phung, Jeffrey Israel, Peter Thiel and Graham Hill. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James Barksdale for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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    Jim Barksdale, Chairman of the board and President of Barksdale ...
  • Jim Barksdale - 2009 Innovators Hall of Fame Legend Award ...
    National Press Club Luncheon with Jim Barksdale - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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