Spirit of Maryville 2016: James Eberlin
In 2015, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon awarded Jim Eberlin the Governor’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, in recognition of his success in founding not one, but three start-up companies, beginning with Host Analytics in 2001 and followed by Gainsight (formerly JBara Software) in 2011 and TopOPPs in 2014.
Since its founding, TopOPPS has raised more than $4 million and now employs more than 20 tech and sales-savvy professionals in St. Louis. This success has made Eberlin one of the highest-grossing single entrepreneurs for venture capital currently active in the state. Eberlin earned his bachelor’s degree in business and accounting in the Simon School of Business.