Chief Executive Officer
Jim serves as a director and CEO of DATA3 Corporation, having joined the Company in January, 2018. In his role as CEO he is responsible for the development and execution of strategy, business development and finance, and in the integration of the company’s operations to achieve both internal synergies as well as those for the Company’s customers.
Jim brings 37 years of business experience with a focus on building companies through a combination of internal growth and acquisitions. His first ten years of experience were at Coopers & Lybrand (predecessor firm to PricewaterhouseCoopers) as a Senior Manager in the assurance and transaction advisory groups. That laid the foundation for the next twenty-seven years in a variety of companies as an executive and as an advisor. In his roles as CEO, CFO, and COO Jim’s focus has been on strategy, business development, finance, and operational synergies. In his role as an advisor he has focused on strategy, mergers & acquisitions, and capital structure/acquisition. He industry expertise is in technology, manufacturing, distribution, franchising, and B2B services.
Jim is also a Founding Partner of Waypoint Private Capital, Inc. (“WPC”) and Waypoint Securities (“WPS”), successor firms to a regional merchant bank and private equity fund. WPC provides M&A and capital raise services to lower middle market companies, primarily in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. WPS is a FINRA registered broker/dealer with a focus on Investment Banking.
Jim’s career highlights include:
- Executive leadership/teamwork that has led to significant growth in a variety of companies/industries.
- Leader of an industry roll-up that resulted in the sale of the company to a Fortune 500 operation.
- Participation in over 50 capital raise transactions, totaling in excess of $500 million
- Participation in over 20 M&A transactions, with transaction values totaling in excess of $350 million
Jim obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Finance from Westminster College in Fulton, MO, and his MBA in Finance/Accounting from the University of Arkansas. In addition to being a co-founder of WPC and WPS, he is a registered investment banker with FINRA carrying the Series 28, 63, 79 and 82 designations. Jim serves on the boards of several non-profit and faith-based organizations, both domestically and internationally.