Jim is an innovative IT executive with a strong combination of business and technical acumen, coupled with demonstrated excellence in driving Best Practices and new business development of global IT solutions.
He has expertise in conceptualizing, planning and executing effective business expansion strategies through vision and value creation in highly competitive markets and is known for leading cross-functional, cross-cultural teams to peak performance and overseeing large-scale IT projects and governance processes.
His current role is as VP for Strategic Program Management where he is responsible for delivering and supporting multi-million dollar, long-term technical programs for eight international airline carriers in the Middle East, India, Europe and Asia Pacific. His achievements built a new international organization to manage ongoing, complex program delivery, management and steady-state customer support operations.
He implemented onsite, resident, native-speaking leadership to build and maintain a more collaborative customer partnership and he established a dedicated enterprise Program Management Office, staffed with seasoned, experienced program managers and business analysts. He implemented a requisite and formal PMP training and certification program for all Project Managers.
Jim’s expertise includes but is not limited to Global IT Solutions, Global Business Development, Global Team Leadership / Development, P&L Management /Forecasting, IT Development / Implementation, Improved Business Processes / Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Organizational Redesign / Realignment, Big Data Environments, Vendor Relations / Management, Enterprise Infrastructure Management, Project Management / Datacenter Transitions, ACO / CI Solutions / ARRA / HiTECH Resource Planning / Estimating and Strategic Planning and Negotiations.
Jim has a Master of Aeronautical Science, Operations and Management, a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and is a Veteran of the United States Air Force.