James (Jim) Meyer is Quarq's co-founder and now Technology Director. Jim has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana, but, by his own admission, was a slacker in class who immersed himself in math competitions and solar car racing. Jim designed, constructed and raced solar-powered vehicles for Rose-Hulman.
After Rose-Hulman, Jim attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he gained a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and delivered a graduate thesis on racecar data acquisition. Once he turned his attention to bicycle power meters, he described his first prototype as an enormous box. Jim worked 18 months to get to the point where he could go for a bike ride with his prototype power meter in his early days at Quarq.
Since then Quarq power meters have progressed from being a garage project to being a crucial tool for the world’s best pro cyclists and triathletes. Also an elite age-group triathlete, Jim has represented the United States in short and long course age-group world championships. He is a three-time Ironman® finisher, including the Ironman® World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in 2004. Since 2007, Jim has focused on road racing and endurance MTB. He won the Solo 30 Men's category at Breck Epic 2012 and finished second in the Open Men's category at La Ruta de los Conquistadores.