Transformational technology projects are often at the heart of realizing value from a merger or acquisition. That’s where Jim comes in. He understands the moving parts and pieces of implementing new technology – and how it affects users and impacts transition services agreement (TSA) costs and deal value.
Jim’s technology leadership skills are the product of more than 150 technology diligence, carve-out, and integration projects across various industries. He harnesses that unique blend of leadership, technical competence, and business acumen to deliver transformational technology programs that drive growth and competitive advantage.
He has spent 14 of his 20 years in technology consulting with West Monroe. Previously, he worked with Arthur Andersen, BearingPoint, Avanade, and Midland States Bank. He has a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.
Jim makes sure his teams don’t forget how to have fun and relax while working hard. He will be the first to encourage a break for lunch or social activities in order to recharge and connect with team members.
In his personal time, you will find him relaxing with his wife and two daughters, planning the next family BBQ, hitting a clutch tee shot, or figuring out which craft beer to share from his collection. He enjoys live music (including 150 Phish shows and counting) and cheering on the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks.
He has a knack for being in the right place at the right time (game 7 of the 2016 World Series) – but also the wrong place at the wrong time (Nepal during the 2001 Nepalese Royal Massacre).
Jim is involved with several charitable foundations focused on issues that have impacted his life. He works with Screens n’ Suds, which raises money for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation through music and craft beer events. He also assists with fundraising and events for Peyton’s Promise, founded by friends who lost a son to leukemia to support Riley Children’s Hospital in Indiana.