I have six years of corporate experience, first in banking with Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco as a systems group manager, then with United Airlines at the Maintenance Operations Center in San Francisco as a senior business analyst and IT manager, followed by twenty years of small business experience as president, owner and general manager of North Kitsap Auto Rebuild, Inc. an award winning automotive collision repair facility in Poulsbo.. Additionally, I have served on numerous non-profit boards and understand the government regulations for 501(c) 3 nonprofit organizations. I can assist with small business planning, leadership, business operations and production management, government regulations, and personnel management as well as non-profit planning and organization.
I am a retired navy officer having served twenty four years in the aircraft maintenance (avionics) field starting as a recruit and rising through the enlisted and officer grades. I retired at the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 1989.
I sit on the boards of the Olympic College Foundation as president, the Jewel Box Theatre as secretary, the West Sound Technical Skills Center Foundation, and serve as Kitsap and Olympic Peninsula area Committee Chairman for the Inter-Industry Conference on Automotive Collision Repair. I am past president of the Poulsbo – North Kitsap Rotary Club. I was recently honored to receive the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year Award for 2016.
I have a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Business Administration from San Francisco State University earned in 1985 and 1988 respectively.
I can assist in the following areas:
- Business Finance and Accounting
- Business Strategy and Planning
- Non-Profit governance and administration
- Business Operations Management
- Human Resources and Internal Communications
- Sales, Marketing and Public Relations
- Vendor Management
- Customer Service
- Military Transition to Business
- 1985 – 1987 San Francisco State University, MS in Business
- 1982 – 1985 San Francisco State University, BS in Business Administration
Jim is available to meet at Hot Shots Java in Poulsbo on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am-2:00pm. He also meets with SCORE clients at the Poulsbo branch of the Kitsap Regional Library.