Jim is the CEO and Managing Partner of The CEO Project.
With 25 years of leadership in technology businesses, mergers and acquisitions, engineering, and sales and marketing, he brings to his groups experience in managing organizations in both public and private environments across many functional areas. His experience has ranged across multiple industries, including professional services, semiconductor, electronic components, automotive, polymers, medical, capital equipment, instrumentation, controls, HVAC, analytical laboratory and telecommunications.
Jim has built, acquired and led several companies, including businesses with operating business units with multiple sites across many countries. One of these international groups grew by over 300% under his leadership. Most recently, Jim was responsible for the $250 million telecommunications business of Spirent PLC, a FTSE traded firm. He is a past member of the board of directors of the Telecommunications Industry Association and the advisory board of “Telecommunications” magazine.
He is active as a Past Chair of the board of Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area and a Member of the Potomac Officers Club, Maryland Tech Council, and Northern Virginia Tech Council. Jim is listed in “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who in the World” and is certified as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner in the United States. He serves on the board of privately held Hanover Research.
The author of over a score of published technical papers and articles, Jim holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.
He is a serial marathoner, avid soccer player, scuba diver and reader. He resides in Potomac, MD with his family.