The oldest of nine children, Jim Wood is a natural coach and mentor. He is a 25-year veteran of the high-tech industry, having held software engineering, information technology management, and business strategy management positions. His first book, "From Ramen to Riches: Building Wealth in Your 20s," is a popular guide for 20-somethings who are looking to get a grip on managing their money. Wood has appeared on numerous local and national media programs, including PBS television's "The Nightly Business Report." He is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston University and also holds a master's degree in Engineering Management from Stanford University.