How I can help you

Jim Lindstrom has been a Greater Phoenix SCORE Mentor since 2010. He has over 40 years of industry and consulting experience defining and completing business and product strategies for Fortune 1000, mid cap and small businesses.  Jim is a master in understanding the processes inside an organization and how they align (or not) to impact business goals and bottom line financial results; people, processes, culture, communication, structure, policies, technology and leadership. His expertise includes:

  • Business and Technology Strategy and Effectiveness
  • Global Business Operations
  • Organization design, structure and leadership
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Product Design
  • Process and Technology Integration and Management
  • Business Startup   

Jim’s skills were honed through various engineering and global executive positions including CIO and Vice President of Technology at Fortune 1000 companies including Black & Decker and Ingersoll-Rand.  He co-founded technology companies involved in the design and delivery of automation products for manufacturing shop floor applications and systems security.  He also founded a business and technology consulting company that served mid-market and large clients in the supply-chain and service sectors.  His firm later merged with another consulting company in order to serve a broader market.    Later in his career, he co-founded a retail photography business. 

As Principle, Practice Leader and Partner at AT Kearney, Inc., TBI, Alliand Group and Coliance Partners, he conducted a wide range of consulting engagements in a variety of management disciplines including manufacturing, product/service development, distribution, oil and gas, professional services, and retail.   

Jim is an expert in systems and technology planning and implementation, business and IT alignment, supply chain management, and process and technology sourcing. He possesses an impressive professional record as a corporate executive, technology strategist, consultant to corporate management and program manager. He has an extensive background in managing, restructuring and repositioning organizations involved in information technology delivery.

Jim’s strengths also include revitalizing underperforming alliances. He co-developed the Alliance Therapy ™ diagnostic which reveals the root causes of alliance problems and identifies specific corrective actions, roles and responsibilities to rebuild the relationship “when divorce is not an option”.   He also created management performance diagnostics for CIO’s to gage the effectiveness of IT, including, Voice of the Customer; System Lifecycle Effectiveness; Supply Chain Effectiveness and Systems Report Card.

Jim has mentored more than 150 entrepreneurs and small businesses as a member of SCORE in the areas of:

  • Product and service design strategy
  • Go to market strategy
  • Technology planning
  • Sales, sales mgmt, sales strategy
  • Market Research
  • Organizational structure
  • Strategic Plans
  • Business plans
  • Business Analysis
  • Purchase & Sale of Business

   

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Business Operations
  • Technology & IT Services

Industry Experience
  • Media and Communications
  • Government Contracting
  • Manufacturing & Mining
  • Technology and Web-Based Services
  • Consulting, Research and Business Services
  • Retail and Wholesale Trade

Education

BSME, ASQC certificate, PMO Certificate


Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone