Dr. Jim Taylor

Florida SBDC at USF, Tampa

Specialty: Growth Acceleration

Dr. Jim Taylor has more than 25 years of experience in financial services, consulting, banking, investment management, venture capital, start-ups, and has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs in the Tampa Bay Region over the past five years. He assists Florida SBDC at USF Growth Acceleration clients with finance and marketing plans. Dr. Taylor is currently an adjunct professor in the masters of entrepreneurship and applied technologies program at University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business. He has also served as an adjunct professor of finance in the MBA Graduate School of Seton Hill University, and an adjunct professor for Eckerd College. Dr. Taylor is also President of Oakford Park Capital, Inc, a Florida Registered Investment Advisor. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor of science in management and economics and holds an MBA in finance from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He was also the recipient of a scholarship to Carnegie-Mellon’s Graduate School of Business, Entrepreneurial Management Program. Dr. Taylor is currently enrolled in the Graduate Cybersecurity Certificate Program at the University of South Florida. He also holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction LCACHE from the University of South Florida. He has been a regular member of the Chartered Financial Analyst – CFA Institute since 1994 and is a member of the Tampa Bay CFA Society. He currently holds a FINRA Series 65 Investment Advisor Representative License.