Business 100 – 2014

Jim O’Neill/HubSpot

Jim O’Neill is the chief information officer of HubSpot, a software and marketing company. Prior to joining HubSpot in 2007, Jim was chief technology officer and president of Pyramid Digital Solutions. He attended the Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he completed a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. He also maintains membership to Worcester’s tech startup group, the WPI Technical Advisors Network.

Jim is a fourth-generation Irish American. Family lore traces the O’Neill descendants on his father’s side from the O’Neills of Shane’s Castle. Jim retains a love and respect for his Irish heritage saying, “I believe our family has always been instilled to work (and never settle), keep a sense of humility, and most important – help others – all the while never taking yourself too seriously. My family and I try to stay grounded and enjoy each day we have together.” Jim sits on the Massachusetts Governor’s Council of Innovation and is a noted speaker at industry functions and events. He is always ready to offer help to other start-up companies looking for advice.