Associate Senior Consultant400 Valley Road, Suite 103
Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856
“For best results, marry the art of teamwork with the science of project management.”
Jim Bennett is an associate senior consultant with Guttman Development Strategies, Inc. Throughout his career, Jim has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to work with cross-functional and/or cross-company teams on complex projects. Jim's style, expertise, and techniques are uniquely suited for large, mission-critical initiatives. In his corporate and consulting roles, he has utilized his leadership experience to improve the results of dozens of companies.
Industries and functions in which he has worked include:
- new product development
He has had particular success in the project implementation space, especially helping business and project teams mature quickly into high-performing entities. Jim’s strong people skills and long corporate experience make him a highly effective executive coach, who has helped dozens of senior executives achieve stellar results.
Jim began his career as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working as a project officer with civilian contractors on large flood-control initiatives and disaster-relief efforts. After leaving the military, he went to work for a division of Johnson & Johnson, where he held positions of leadership in manufacturing, national planning, and major projects.
After 10 years with Johnson & Johnson, he moved on to the Philips Lighting Company. There, as logistics director, along with his day-to-day P&L responsibilities, he successfully led a critical re-engineering project to optimize the company's nationwide distribution-center network, while improving the efficiency of order fulfillment, taking on new customers, and significantly reducing costs. Later, when selected by Benjamin Moore & Company as its director of logistics, Jim led that company's North American order-fulfillment process, as well as major mission-critical projects for improving customer satisfaction.
Jim later pursued his entrepreneurial aspirations and became an equity partner and senior vice president for a regional office-supply company, where he led operations for the company and prepared it for its eventual sale to a much larger entity.