As a founding member of Marakon, Jim helped pioneer the field of value-based management and managing for value, an approach that continues to shape the way businesses around the world are run. Since Marakon’s beginning, he has played a key role in broadening the firm’s practice, which links the disciplines of strategy, organization, leadership and finance to address a variety of core business needs. Jim has published extensively on the subject of corporate and business strategy. He is a co-author of The Value Imperative (Free Press, 1994) and has contributed to numerous publications, including Strategy & Leadership, Mergers & Acquisitions, Interfaces and Marakon’s own Commentary series. Jim has also been a featured speaker at BusinessWeek and Harvard Business Review conferences, among others, and has served on the Advisory Board for Strategic Management at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. In 2004, Consulting Magazine named Jim one of the industry’s “Top 25 Most Influential Consultants.”
Prior to co-founding Marakon, Jim was a Vice President of Wells Fargo in San Francisco, where he co-founded the bank’s corporate finance department.
Jim served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Greenwich Hospital and Greenwich Health Services for four years and currently sits on the Hospital’s board as well as the board of the Yale-New Haven Health System. He is also on the board of Blyth Inc., a New York Stock Exchange company in the home expressions business.
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
MBA, University of Washington