Jim is a fifth generation Texan. He is a serial entrepreneur and network builder. He speaks to a wide variety of groups and associations interested in interim management as a solution to management "gap" issues and to executives interested in interim management as a career option. Jim founded Executive Smarts (www.executivesmarts.com) in 2004 to meet the increasing demand for interim managers around the world.
Jim's experience includes serving as CEO for durable goods manufacturing companies in the automotive, appliance, and building products industries. He has led multiple acquisition, integration and divestiture teams. He has provided leadership in International business development, built and operated manufacturing plants, managed ventures and business relationships across wide geography.
Through his involvement with CEO Netweavers, Stewart Group Associates and other endeavors to give back to the community, Jim has established an impressive network of qualified executives around the world. See http://www.hatandcattle.com for more information.
Jim is a graduate of Texas A&M University and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Management Program.