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The Organization

Workforce Incubator is a California corporation which has filed for tax exempt status as a 501(c)3 Foundation in the area of education and workforce development. It operates throughout California, with offices at the following locations.

  • Northern California: 1141 Catalina Drive, Suite 272, Livermore, CA 94550
  • Southern California: 3333 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 215, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Board of Directors
  Jim Caldwell, CEO and Chairman of Workforce Incubator Foundation

Director – Ken McCartney, CPA and Principal – Weaver & McCartney CPA, LLP

Director – Robert Mejia, Manager South Bay Workforce Investment Board
  Jim Caldwell, Executive Director
Jim Caldwell

Jim Caldwell is a high tech industry veteran whose passion for workforce development led to the creation of Workforce Incubator in 2007. This nonprofit workforce intermediary builds coalitions of industry, education, and government to create career pathways into high-skill, high-wage, high-demand jobs.

From 2002 through 2006, Mr. Caldwell was CEO of BusinessLaunch Inc., a consulting firm delivering strategic marketing solutions for high tech companies. With more than 30 years in high technology fields, Mr. Caldwell has held executive positions at AT&T, Lucent Technologies, DSC Alcatel, and several Silicon Valley firms. He earned the AT&T Corporate Excellence Award for his contributions to restructuring the Bell System at divestiture, and received special recognition from NASA and the White House for successful management of high-profile projects. Mr. Caldwell is a member of the board of Directors of i-GATE innovation hub, Innovation Tri-Valley, and the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore.

  Brad Hurte, Sr. Consultant & Chief of Staff
Brad Hurte

Brad is a 25-year industry veteran with finance, operations, marketing, and senior management experience in the communications, electronics, and public safety industries. He has led product divisions from first invention concept through to profitability. Brad brings a pragmatic eye and ear to understanding what various constituencies in public, private, startup, and turn-around companies need and how to translate those needs into value chain solutions. He holds an MBA from Texas Tech University and a BS from the University of Southern California.

  Jean Coates, Director of Administration
Jean Coates

Jean brings 25 years of experience working in an undergraduate academic setting. Serving as an Information Desk Librarian and an Assistant Library Director at Davidson College, she focused on customer service, staff development, team management, training, and evaluation. She has served on various professional committees including the Training Team for the inception of NC Live, North Carolina’s online library resource, helping to develop the training program for librarians and other NC library staff on that ground-breaking resource.

Jean holds a Masters Degree in Library Science from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a BA from King College, Bristol TN.