Jim Dow co-founded Cross Oak Group in 2010 with Mark Homer, where he now acts as managing partner. Jim’s focus there revolves primarily around strategic communications, assisting clients with business development, and government affairs. He also does private business consulting on behalf of major corporations and private equity in aerospace, financial services, public pensions, and healthcare.

Prior to founding Cross Oak, Jim worked on state and federal political campaigns focusing on media, management, and grassroots. He later served as the executive director of a political action committee and consulted for other clientele ranging from Texas political committees, campaigns, and grassroots advocacy organizations to major statewide trade groups, and public and private corporations.

He is a regular speaker before various business groups in Texas, usually focusing on politics, the legislature, and organizational strategy. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his B.A. in English. Jim and his wife Melanie reside in Austin where they are raising three young children.