From: Seaforth, Ontario
James Laurence “Jim” Balsillie is a businessman, philanthropist and former co-CEO of the Research In Motion (RIM, ‘BlackBerry’).
- Born in 1961 in Seaforth, Ontario
- Residense in Guelph, Ontario
In 1992 James became Chairman and co-CEO of Research In Motion, the wireless technology firm that revolutionized the communications industry with the development of the BlackBerry. Under his leadership, the company grew from an idea into a company with over $20 billion in global sales.
Interview with Jim Balsillie | CBC | 2008 :
Seaforth is a quintessential small town in southern Ontario in the municipality of Huron East, dating from the early railway era in Victorian times.
Seaforth’s Main Street is a Provincially Designated Heritage Conservation District.
The name ‘Seaforth’ may be derived from the Scottish Seaforth Highlanders regiment.