Jim is the former chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting. During his nearly 32 years with the firm, Jim advised numerous Fortune 500 companies across industries and worked closely with C-suite executives to deliver leading insights and innovative solutions. He was recognized for his ability to drive growth at any scale. Jim is particularly proud that he was instrumental in shaping Deloitte’s pro bono program, which was recognized by the White House for creating significant societal impact. Jim currently serves as a Strategic Advisor or Board member to several organizations. Jim holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA from University of California, San Diego, and serves actively on several academic committees at both schools. Jim lives in Los Angeles with his wife Cynthy, their dog Lani, and their three children.
Hometown + Education
MBA UCLA Anderson; BA UC San Diego
CEO of Deloitte Consulting
Earliest lesson learned about business
Facts, truth and integrity matter
Nerdiest thing about you
Wore a calculator on my belt as an undergrad
Most “LA” thing you’ve done
Met my wife-to-be on the first day of business school at the Sunset Rec Center at UCLA
What brought you to LA
Business School at UCLA Anderson - 1985
What tech gets you endlessly excited?
It’s the combination of tech applied to drive exponential change that gets me excited
What tech or invention did you think of first?
Carbonated fruit juices (100%)
Who were your mentors and what did they teach you?
Lois Evans taught me to prioritize my "whole life", not just my "professional life".
Bruce Frerer - "shut your computer and think"!
Any instant deal breakers during a pitch?
If the founder “has all the answers”
Traits of founders that get you most excited
Passion, enthusiasm, energy and drive, willingness to learn, ability to recruit and develop a team
Why did you join TenOneTen?
The people, the culture and the focus