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.
Human Resources (HR) is an area that seems to cause most business owners the highest amount of stress. Unfortunately, without an HR Department, HR ...Read more
April 2019 Board Meeting Start building HR early 1. Consider contracting out your HR position if you currently do not have, cannot afford a full ...Read more
April 2019 Board Meeting Do You Clearly Communicate Your Company’s Aspirations/Goals? As the leaders of our companies – one of the most important ...Read more
Virtual Office Space Dos and Don'ts You’re ready to give your business an impressive corporate presence, but you’re not willing to plunk down ...Read more
Any business that doesn’t place a high priority on employee appreciation is likely one that sees a fair degree of employee turnover. Back in the day, ...Read more
Somewhere along the line, the idea of a serious, no-fun-zone workplace became institutionalized among American businesses. For a long time, that ...Read more
In the past 30 plus years I’ve spoken to many business owners who have encountered cash flow issues over the course of running their businesses. The ...Read more
It takes a lot of smarts, experience, vision, intuition and skill to be an effective CEO or business owner. But all leaders must be mindful that ...Read more
Vendors may not seem like a high-priority constituency to most CEOs and business owners, but in fact, a strong business-vendor relationship can ...Read more