Jim is an expert strategic planner and marketer having created hundreds of strategic business plans for all levels of organizations, from small business units up to enterprise-wide leadership teams. He started his career with branding agencies up and down the west coast before getting his MBA in Strategic Marketing and Global Business from the University of Washington. He went on to lead award-winning marketing teams for a $2.5B multinational, staffing company. Jim combines a childlike curiosity with a scientific approach to get at the core issues and remove unneeded complexity. His wit and insightfulness allow him to guide highly productive and engaging sessions, setting organizations and teams up for success.