Off the Clock Profile #7: Jim Souders

CEO, Adaptiva, Bellevue
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a monthly series of miniprofiles featuring local executives “off the clock.”

EXECUTIVE’S NAME, TITLE AND COMPANY NAME.
Jim Souders, CEO, Adaptiva

TELL US WHAT YOUR COMPANY DOES AND WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THIS BUSINESS.
We help large enterprises reduce the complexity and cost associated with maintaining the software and security on their end point computing devices. I was attracted to Adaptiva’s business by its unique value proposition and its ecstatic customer endorsements. The culture and commitment to those objectives are what ultimately compelled me to join Adaptiva.

WHAT BOOK/TV SHOW/PODCAST ARE YOU READING/WATCHING/LISTENING TO AND WHY?
I am reading Dead Wake by Erik Larsen. It’s an enthralling recount of the sinking of the Lusitania prior to World War I. I find historical novels very intriguing. They provide insightful perspective that I always learn from and can draw upon as I process the impact of current world events.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE SPOT IN SEATTLE?
I would say the Butcher’s Table is my favorite dining spot in Seattle. The Wagyu beef there is just incredible and the service is the best. Aesthetically, I’d have to say it’s any place on the water — Lake Washington, Lake Union, Elliot Bay, etc.

WHAT KIND OF CAR DO YOU DRIVE AND WHY?
I drive a Tesla because I don’t like to buy gas and it’s really fun to drive.

TELL US SOMETHING PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU.
Most people probably don’t know that I grew up in a very small town in Oregon — St. Paul — and graduated with a high school class of 27 students!

WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT OUTSIDE OF WORK?
I really enjoying spending time on or near the water, whether it’s on my boat fishing or just cruising Puget Sound and Canada with my family or at our beach house in the San Juans.

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