James deGraffenreid is a seasoned business leader with over 25 years of successful experience as a C.E.O., board member and consultant. His career has included experience in new growth companies, turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, business model reengineering and new ventures, and spanned both the commercial and non-profit world.
Jim is known for his special talents in strategic focusing, leadership teambuilding, market needs and trends analysis, and for successfully driving products to market. He is an expert practitioner in strategic planning and performance management.
Having served as a C.E.O. at three companies, and on five boards of directors, Jim has a practiced talent for identifying strategic opportunities and threats, and developing and implementing on target operational responses that drive revenues and earnings.
Jim’s leadership expertise covers the publishing, communications, energy, defense and operational services fields.
He has served as a board member and advisor at EEI Communications, First Service Networks, Hart Energy, Parkway Financial Services, Sure Air Corporation, and in the non-profit sector, The Center for Security Policy and the U.S.S. The Sullivan’s Foundation.
Jim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Loyola University in Chicago Illinois.