James Mainord

James Mainord

Entrepreneur in Residence

James Mainord is the Chief Operations Officer of Ikove Venture Partners, Board Member of Cognovi Labs and Cognovi’s Entrepreneur in Residence.

James began his professional career as the In-House Counsel and Director of Business Development at Avatec, a military research firm. At Avatec, James led the corporate merger with ATIC and later transitioned to a new role as VP, Strategic Development. He managed external operations, fiber-optic networking, customer relationships and strategic business development projects. James continued in a similar role at the Wright State Research Institute. This position led to a strong interest in technology commercialization that led to his work at Ikove.

James received his B.S., Political Science from Brigham Young University and a J.D from the University of Dayton School of Law.