James D. Robinson III



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James D. Robinson III

Co-Founder, General Partner

Jim Robinson III is a Founding General Partner at RRE Ventures. Prior to RRE, Jim served as Chairman & CEO of American Express.

Jim serves as a Board Director at On Deck Capital, PrimeRevenue and SkyGrid.

Additionally, Jim serves as President, J. D. Robinson, Inc. and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Express Company from 1977 to 1993. Prior to that, Jim held several executive positions within American Express, was a general partner with White Weld & Co., and served as Assistant to the Chairman and President of Morgan Guaranty Trust Company. 

Jim is a former Director of of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. He is a Director of Coca-Cola Company and Novell, Inc.
Jim is a member of the Business Council, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Committee for Economic Development. He is Honorary Chairman of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; an Honorary Trustee of the Brookings Institution; and Chairman Emeritus of the Partnership for New York City and the World Travel and Tourism Council. Jim served as Co-Chairman of the Business Roundtable and as Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations.
Jim has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Georgia Institute of Technology.