Jim McDonough

Board Chair


Jim McDonough has had a wide range of responsibilities in sales, management, marketing, training and administration with Northeast Ohio businesses involved with residential and commercial electronics systems.  For the past 27 years Jim has worked exclusively in design and programming of professionally installed electronic systems for entertainment, communication and control.

Jim currently operates SimpliFi Technologies, LLC serving new and existing electronic systems clients. In a convergence of professional and "Encore" interests Jim is researching the application of technology in service of residents with challenges to independent living.

A life-long Ohio resident with deep family roots in Northeast Ohio, Jim graduated from St. Edward High School and Ohio University (BSC, emphasis on broadcasting, video production) and has earned numerous awards and certifications in the electronics industry.

An “encore explorer” in recent years, Jim completed successful encore-related projects for local non-profits associated with the Cleveland Foundation’s Encore Cleveland initiative prior to joining the Design Team and Board of Directors at Encore NEO.