Jim has more than 35 years experience in the management of organizations in both defense and commercial arenas, culminating in the creation of Rite-Solutions in 2000. Previously, Jim worked for Analysis & Technology (A&T) for 20 years, a high technology firm headquartered in North Stonington, CT. It was here that Jim established his leadership style, which can best be described as “forging new paths” as opposed to following the beaten path. In fact, Jim was admired within A&T for his ability to turn conventional wisdom on its ear and to find new, creative, and better ways to conduct business and motivate employees. Jim quickly rose up the corporate ladder to the position of Executive Vice President, and in 1993 his unique leadership style was recognized when he was promoted to the position of President of a wholly-owned subsidiary named Integrated Performance Decisions (IPD). IPD quickly became the cornerstone for innovative and creative thinking within A&T.
Prior to A&T, Jim was employed by Electric Boat as an Electronics Technician. He was soon promoted into the training department, and sent to many technical schools where he sharpened his computer engineering competencies. It was during these years in the training department that Jim honed his presentation skills and developed his love of public speaking as well as his ability to provoke and motivate his audience to believe “you can’t think BIG—if you don’t think Different.” One of Jim’s greatest innovations has been the development of a game that is used to provoke the intellectual curiosity and varying perspectives of employees, to provide everyone in the firm an equal voice in determining tomorrow’s important technologies, and, in short, to “harvest the collective genius” of very bright people.