Turnaround Artist, Executive Coach, Motivational Speaker
Over thirty five years of experience mentoring high-tech entrepreneurial start-ups and counseling small to mid sized companies that are looking to expand or are under performing or under capitalized. Adviser with the Mt. Hood Small Business Development Center and teaches a class "Going Into Business - Start Smart". A seasoned speaker to large or small groups.
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James M. Smith - Turnaround Artist, Executive Coach, Motivational Speaker
Jim Smith has over thirty five years of experience mentoring high-tech entrepreneurial start-ups and counseling small to mid sized companies that are looking to expand or are under performing or under capitalized. Jim was President and COO of Line4 Inc. where he successfully resized and changed the business model and served on the Board of Directors.
Prior to that, Jim was Executive Vice President of Rogue Wave Software the world’s leading C++ components maker and distributor where he successfully changed the business model. Jim was also Vice President at Nexgen Software Technologies, Electran Corporation and Synon Corporation.
In 1993 he founded and remains the managing partner of YCHANGE International, a turnaround consultancy specializing in small to medium sized new businesses or existing companies looking to expand or needing a turnaround strategy. Jim is the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Home Forward, President and Charman of the Board of Home Forward Development Enterprises and past Chairman of the Portland Chapter of SCORE. He also served as a member of Mayor Sam Adams economic cabinet. Jim began his career at IBM in sales and marketing.
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