Jim Ochowicz is a two-time Olympic cyclist and former speedskater who cofounded the 7-Eleven cycling team in 1981. He managed 7-Eleven through 1990 and its successor, the Motorola Cycling Team, through 1996. He served six years as president of the board of directors of USA Cycling, and is currently the manager of the BMC Racing Team, whose rider Cadel Evans won the 2011 Tour de France. He was inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in 1997.

With Geoff Drake, Ochowicz is author of Team 7-Eleven: How an Unsung Band of American Cyclists Took on the World—and Won.