Jim has provided strategic and tactical communications counseling and coaching to top executives and leaders to Fortune 200 companies in multiple industries. Jim is known for his ability to lead diverse teams and help them achieve their goals in high-stakes communications opportunities.
Jim’s unique approach focuses on the individual needs of each presenter and the background of specific audiences. He coaches his clients on how to “get into the audience’s head” to effectively communicate. Jim uses audience insights to develop and deliver clear, engaging messages that have impact. Jim is dedicated to bringing out the best in each presenter – addressing challenges, seizing opportunities, and maximizing their unique talents and skills in every communication.
Jim has always been an entrepreneur who enjoys solving complex problems with creative solutions. With a strong background in business, finance, and accounting, he started his career with Ernst & Young in Philadelphia. Jim became a CPA, and initially focused on finance in the independent energy sector – where he was involved in nearly a billion dollars in non-recourse debt financings. Moving beyond finance and into operations and communications, he was responsible for marketing, public relations, contract management, and legislative lobbying – and served as a media spokesperson for a Fortune 500 company. Before 3D, Jim owned a company that developed, financed, oversaw construction, and operated independently owned power plants. Jim received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Villanova University.
Jim has many philanthropic interests and is passionate about adolescent education. He was a trustee for two school boards – helping guide the institutions through expansion, restructuring, and refinancing. He currently serves as a board member and Secretary/Treasurer of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in the United States, a global framework for nonformal education which challenges young people to find their purpose, passion, and place in the world. Jim is also a wine enthusiast and collector who enjoys cooking, sports, and spending time with his family.