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• Consistent Record of Success
• Penetrating Marketing and Sales Strategies
• Disciplined Methodology
• Focused Execution

• Commitments to Clients Fulfilled...
• on schedule
• within budget
• with quality deliverables


James F. Girand is a consultant and investor in high technology companies whose products consist of automation software, specialized computer systems, wireless components and systems and high value-added semiconductors. Girand specializes in the development and execution of business, marketing and sales strategies. Fundamentally, he molds technologies into successful products that are adopted by market leaders.

Girand began his career in 1964 with the Hewlett Packard Company. For fifteen years, he enjoyed a rich variety of job assignments with increasing responsibility, including sales and marketing and management positions, as well as general management of a business unit. His product focus was UHF/microwave devices and integrated components whose end use was in communications and military systems.


In the 1980's, Girand held Vice President of Sales and/or Marketing positions in design automation, advanced logic processors and credit card verification terminals, at Calma, Cadence Design Systems, Weitek, and Verifone. In these companies, the signature of Girand's work was thoughtful creation of sales strategies focused on penetrating market leaders. These strategies consistently included penetration of strategic accounts/market leaders, using the most cost effective organization and effort to generate orders, and he aggressively sought domination of the targeted market segment.

In 1988, Girand began a consulting and investment practice, Technology Strategies & Investments, founded upon the vast experience he gained from the successful, quality companies where he was employed.

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Girand holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Duke University (1959), and an MBA from Harvard University (1961). In 1996, Girand was named the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus of 1996 by Duke University for his role as cofounder of the $41 million Design Automation Technology Center.

Girand is an internationally competitive duathlete. He was selected by the Inside Triathlon Magazine as an age group All American each year from 1993 through 2005 and 2007. Girand was the National Age Group Champion in 2002.  He finished fifth in his age group at the 1997 World Duathlon Championship in Guernica, Spain and 2007 in Gyor, Hungary. Girand won the silver medal at the 2007 World Long Course Duathlon Championship held in Richmond, VA.

       The World Championship is a 10k run, 40k bike leg, 5 k run. Girand has participated in seventeen consecutive World Championships in Guernika, Spain; Farrara, Italy; Cancun, Mexico; Hobart, Australia; Frankfurt and St. Wendel, Germany; and Gyor, Hungary. Girand is consistently ranked in the top five U.S. competitors in his age group.

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World Ranked Duathlete

A duathlon is a run-bike-run competition, governed by the USA Triathlon Federation. The typical US event is a 5k run, followed by a 30k bike leg, followed by a 5k run.
One qualifies to participate in the world championships through a stringent process. Regional events are held in select venues of the country leading to a national duathlon championship held each year in different locations.

From qualifying events, a team is selected to represent the United States at the World Championships in 5 year age categories.

The World Championship is a 10k run, 40k bike leg, 5 k run. Girand has participated in seventeen consecutive World Championships in such locations as Guernika, Spain; Farrara, Italy; Cancun, Mexico; Hobart, Australia; Frankfurt and St. Wendel, Germany; and Gyor, Hungary. Girand is consistently ranked in the top five U.S. competitors in his age group.