With a strong emphasis on business development, operations, general management, and corporate strategy, Jim has a unique combination of skills that he brings to Opus Faveo and the innovation community.
Prior to his involvement with Opus Faveo, Jim was the Founder and CEO of Executive Smarts, a leader in providing interim executives to large and middle market companies in the U.S. and worldwide. Jim previously served as CEO of several private-equity-owned companies, where he focused on turnarounds, including a custom plastic injection molding and fabrication company serving automotive and appliance OEMs and a manufacturer of fiberglass reinforced polyethylene and thermoformed acrylic plastic products for the building products and recreational vehicle industries. Prior to these assignments Jim served for 20 years in general management roles in the construction products industry with Acme Brick Company, Southern Brick Company, and Monier Roof Tile.
A fifth generation Texan, Jim received a Degree in Business Management from Texas A&M University and he completed the Executive Management Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.