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Elevate Welcomes New Client Tampa-based Torchlight AI

October 10, 2023

We are excited to announce our newest client, Jim Bourie, CEO of Torchlight AI. Torchlight AI is an intelligence platform that uses Behavior Based Intelligence™ to unveil large-scale hidden networks by analyzing patterns of activities.  Leveraging a library of over 16,000 behavioral models, Torchlight monitors threat networks at scale, in near-real time, affording clients a competitive advantage to safeguard assets, reduce risk, and limit liabilities quantifiably. As the CEO and founder of Torchlight AI, Jim is responsible for the company’s overall vision and performance, and is a seasoned entrepreneur in the security and intelligence industries. Jim’s professional efforts focus on bringing novel technology solutions to commercial and government intelligence challenges in an increasingly unclear world. A resident of Saint Petersburg, Florida, Jim is passionate about the growth of the city and what life-changing technologies will emerge in the next few years.

Before starting Torchlight, Jim ran The Bluelight Group, a boutique risk intelligence consultancy that provided bespoke intelligence solutions to global companies’ most pressing challenges. Before that, Jim founded Nisos Group, a cybersecurity intelligence company that replicated nation-state cyber-attacks to prepare clients best to defend value against an increasingly hostile environment. To best understand global companies’ challenges, Jim was a management consultant with Toffler Associates, where he focused on developing future-focused solutions for defense companies.

Before his corporate career, Jim served ten years in the US Army as a paratrooper and Special Forces commander, attaining the rank of Major. While in service, he led multi-national security negotiations; advised commandos, and formed irregular security forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor and the Purple Heart Medal for actions in combat. Jim earned his MBA from EDHEC Business School in Nice, France, and his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, Virginia.

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