Jim Witherington is a founder and managing partner of SSM Partners, a private equity firm focused on
investing in high-growth companies. He joined SSM Partners in 1973 on its formation as a financial advisory
firm. With experience across a broad array of industries, he has served as an advisor and confidant to the
chief executive officers of hundreds of market-leading companies.
Witherington received a bachelor's degree in economics from Vanderbilt University and a master's degree in
business administration from the University of Chicago. In addition to Datacert's board of directors, he also
serves on the board of Connecture.