Jim Cashman is executive chairman of ANSYS, Inc., which develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies that are widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. Cashman previously served as CEO from 2000 through 2016. Through his leadership, ANSYS grew annual revenues from $50 million to $1 billion and has ranked in the top 5 of public technology companies in terms of total returns over that span. He has evangelized Simulation Driven Product Development, which enables organizations to build and validate complete virtual prototypes, resulting in reduced physical prototype testing, faster time to market, and improved market acceptance of innovative new products. As such, he has been featured in many publications, as well as on CNBC, CNN, FBN, Bloomberg, and other on-air news outlets.