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James M. Bethmann

James Bethman

Managing Partner, The Caldwell Partners International

James M. Bethmann joined the TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) board of directors in April 2006. He serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Mr. Bethmann is a Managing Partner of The Caldwell Partners International, a retained executive search firm. He previously served as President of Recognition International, a supplier of high-performance document recognition systems, image, and workflow software solutions to leading businesses in the Americas, the Pacific Rim, and Europe. He has also served as Vice Chairman of Highland Partners; Managing Director of Heidrick and Struggles; Managing Director and Co-Lead of  Korn/Ferry International’s Advanced Technology practice in North America; and Lead for Russell Reynolds Associates’ Southwest Technology Practice.

Mr. Bethmann began his career in the United States Navy, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He holds a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, for which institution he was formerly a board trustee.

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