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Jim Baron

Vice President of Growth

Fun Fact: Jim had a leadership role in setting up the state of Maine’s human COVID testing lab at the beginning of the pandemic.

Pet in Photo: Mac

Prior to joining Rarebreed, Jim spent 15 years at IDEXX in a variety of leadership positions. With 10 years in IT leading software development teams and large strategic projects, he established the IT PMO. He then moved to the reference labs where he built a global PMO that grew to 25 project managers with a portfolio that included acquisitions, new instrument platforms, PCR automation, digital pathology, software projects, and new labs around the world.

Jim served in the US Army as a pathfinder and infantry officer. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Brenau University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Augusta State University. He also attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and is a licensed private pilot. Jim enjoys Maine outdoor activities, especially chasing his daughter down the hill at Sugarloaf. He lives in Scarborough, Maine, with his wife, daughter, rescue plot hound, Lucy, and German shepherd, Mac.

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