Banking, Americas Business Transformation
Jim oversees the Banking Vertical of Cisco’s Business Transformation team. Throughout his career, Jim has distinguished himself as an executive-level consultant in the financial services industry. His expertise has been primarily focused on data analytics and enhancing bank revenue within the retail, small business, and commercial lines of business for Tier I and Tier II banks. During his two and a half years as a Managing Partner at ABeam (formerly Hazelwood Partners), Jim was an integral part of the project sales team, oversaw a number of large projects and created new solutions within the organization.
Over the previous decade, Jim was an EVP and Managing Director with Carreker Corporation (now part of Fiserv). He played a leadership role in building the Revenue Enhancement practice across the Banking vertical. Jim started his career working for Ernst & Young’s National Cash Management Consulting Practice, assisting banks with Float Management, Correspondent Bank Relationship Management, DDA Reserve Sweeps and Cash Inventory Management.
Jim received his BBA, MBA, and J.D. from the University of Iowa. His education includes additional graduate studies in International Law at Uppsala University College of Law (Sweden) and the Leningrad College of Law (Russia).
Jim and his family live in Fairway, Kansas, where they founded Toast to the Troops, a charitable organization that frequently sends care packages to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. They also participate heavily each year in Crush Paralysis, the KU Endowment supporting research in the area of spinal cord injuries, the March of Dimes Annual Wine Fest, and the First Downs for Down Syndrome annual charity events.