Jamie is the president of TAB Portland East and a TAB Certified Facilitator and Strategic Business Leadership Coach. He became involved with The Alternative Board because of his experience as a business owner partner and Chief Operating Officer for a local, privately held software company, as well as his passion for using his experiences to help other business owners achieve their own visions of success – both professionally and personally.
Jamie has lived in the Portland area for the past 24 years and has been involved in numerous business organizations including Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, OTBC, FinTech PDX, NewTech PDX, and others. After graduating from the University of Illinois, he worked for 28 years at several large, public companies and, for the last 15 years, worked as a business owner partner where he helped grow the business to over $10M in revenue and 80 employees. Jamie understands the challenges of independent business owners and uses his past business ownership and leadership experience to help owners grow, achieve more, and strategically plan for the future.
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