Syracuse University - Martin J. Whitman School of Management - B.Sc. Dual Degree in Management & Business Administration, 1990 University Honors in Management, Queen's University Belfast - Mechanical Engineering, 1970
AACE International - Value Engineering Technical Community Chair. United Way Company Coordinator
A globally recognized expert in coaching and implementing best practices in Project and Business Processes, Worldwide Operations Management and Operational experience, and proven Business / Technical expertise. James Believes: - The goal of Ethical Consultants’ and Coaches’ should be to ensure Client Teams are self-sufficient in the methods as soon as possible - Even in “Down Markets” strong Project Teams can deliver improvement in project Capex, Opex and Return on Investment - All business opportunities and project portfolios benefit from a proven and effective Front-End Loading process - Operating Teams with coaching in analyses can significantly improve Operating Expense and Production Efficiency - When Project Teams receive effective coaching in the excellent Project improvement and Decision-making methods they become self-capable very quickly
James has conducted hundreds of consultancy studies for clients in all sectors of exploration & production, hydrocarbon refining, chemical manufacturing, LNG liquefaction and regasification, pipeline operations and logistics, alternative energy sectors, hydrogen economy, biofuels and NASA Projects. His Client Project Teams have documented over $3.2 Billion savings in Capital Expense, Operating Expense and enhanced Return on Investment through Value Engineering Studies.
- Leads clients project teams through best practices in project planning, business framing and project implementation. Focuses team execution plans using processes that bear a worldwide record of management, technical and operations experience - Enhances client team collaboration and workshop ownership by incorporating proven expertise in project management & business applications - Analyzes business needs and drivers within the actual project scope, as framed by the clients’ business processes. Appropriate Value Improving Practices can be incorporated into the workshops to identify potential “business” (project) value outcomes - Facilitates teams through new innovative project practices and currently accepted, workshops, analyses, modeling and ongoing support as required. The workshops also deliver a pertinent base to challenge, modify and optimize current practices
Currently a Managing Partner in Pinnacle Results LLC and a former member of BP’s Integrated Business Modeling Team, he has served in Worldwide Operations in Senior Management, Strategic & Supervisory roles, for over 40 years in Oil & Gas Businesses. He has lead / coached Major Project Teams, across Oil Refining, Chemicals, and E&P Sector, he has delivered Certified Decision Technologies, Project Management, Stage / Gate Project Investment Analyses, Certified Value Engineering Studies & Peer Reviews and Construction Industry Value Improving Practices (VIPs) workshops in USA, UK, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Egypt, India, Argentina, UAE, Trinidad, Venezuela, France, Italy, & Singapore. Additionally, has served in Management and Operations Management capacities in Darwin, Gabon, Nigeria, Spain, Tasmania, Oman, Indonesia and Netherlands.