Founder and President
Jim has been involved during his entire career, since June 1969, in the printed office products supply industry. His formative years (1969-1982) were spent as an owner of a paper and print distributorship based in Northern New Jersey. In 1982, Jim merged his distributorship with their principal manufacturer of product and relocated to Indianapolis to assume the role of President of the combined operations. In July 1986, Jim negotiated the sale of that company to an international Canadian firm. Jim has been an intermediary since June 1987, specializing in negotiated transactions within the business forms, labels, envelopes and commercial printing industries. Prior to relocation to Hilton Head, SC and founding CDA in 1994, Jim was a Member of the largest intermediary firm in the United States where he won numerous awards for his deal-making efforts. Jim and his family moved to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area of Arizona in August 2000. Since June 1987 Jim has completed over 200 deals with an aggregate value in excess of $3 billion. He has a BA in Business from Rutgers University (1969), completed an AMA Management Course for Presidents in 1980 and Deming's Quality/Productivity Course in 1984. Jim’s professional affiliations include PSDA (Printing Industry Trade Association) and ACG (Association for Corporate Growth).