Jim Skinner

Business Consultant — Turnaround Specialist

My Passion is Helping Founders Strategize Their Businesses

I’ve been a consultant for governments in the US and Canada and received high-security clearance for both. I’ve worked on military and economic development projects, consulted on projects in the aerospace, railway, water conservation, rideshare, biotechnology, and life sciences fields, just to name a few.

I’ve been Chairman of the Board of four companies – one public, and three private, and President and CEO of three publicly traded companies. I’ve held Board positions in both public and private firms including Chairman of the Compensation and Stock Option Committee and Member of the Finance Committee, raising more than $200 million in public and private transactions.

As a turn-around specialist, I’ve successfully turned around seven firms in the life sciences, diagnostic imaging, biotechnology, and bulk chemical industries. Each case required evaluation, restructure, and strategic redirection.

I’ve been a key participant in the start-up and growth of several diagnostic, therapeutic, and medical products companies in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

I’ve served as President, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for multi-national corporations including Picker International (Philips Medical Systems) and Becton Dickinson following a successful career in sales and marketing with Johnson and Johnson (Ortho Diagnostics) and Bayer.

Additionally, I’ve held academic teaching positions at world-class Universities.