"Jim spent several years on the board of one of our portfolio companies and was an asset to that company and to our Fund. Jim’s broad experience, both as an operator and as an advisor to CEOs, gives him great perspective and insight. He is a mature and savvy voice that helps CEOs and boards to function more effectively and productively. He is a man of great integrity, he is results focused and driven, and he would be an asset to any business that can benefit from sage counsel."
Michael S. Kaye
“Jim is that rare business leader who is as good with numbers as he is with people. He has the vision and skills to manage the people in a way that inevitably maximizes the numbers. As their M&A lawyer, I had the pleasure of seeing Jim do exactly that with the successful sale of his Senn Delaney Leadership Consulting business to Heidrick & Struggles. You can readily see just how creative and analytical Jim is, and, equally importantly, just how well he executes on sound strategy, by reading the business school case study that USC’s Marshall School of Business chose to do on the Senn Delaney sale and sale preparation. All experienced M&A deal team participants know that every transaction is unique, with all sorts of surprises and challenges coming at you from multiple directions, from the first glimmer of a deal through to a successful closing. Jim’s humility, integrity, intelligence and tenacity inspire confidence not only in his own team, but also in the “other side”, thereby facilitating a win-win for all involved. If you’re a services business hoping for a profitable exit, Jim Hart has the experience and track record to convert that “hope” into reality—and with Jim on your team, you’ll actually enjoy the journey.”
Jeffrey M. Weiner
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
“Jim joined our Board in the midst of a turn-around and provided great insight as we laid the groundwork for growth. Jim’s thoughtful input elevated our Board conversations and contributed to a stronger product set, customer message, and branding. His partnership played a huge role in developing our multi-year growth trend which continues today. Jim is a great resource for professional services companies looking to build enterprise value and elevate themselves to the next level.”
“Jim Hart is that rare breed of business executive who can see the forest and the trees, all at the same time and with the same clarity of vision. A successful serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO, he understands and is equally adept at strategy and operations, marketing & sales, finance & IT. I have known and worked with literally hundreds of entrepreneurs and senior executives over my four-decade career as an investment banker, and I can say without hesitation that Jim ranks among the very best of them. He took Senn Delaney Leadership Consulting Group from a stodgy, old school, human- and project-based consulting firm and transformed it into a technology-driven, state-of-the-art consultancy employing online training tools, long-term contracts and multi-year, recurring revenue streams. This visionary metamorphosis, which Jim led as Senn Delaney’s CEO, resulted in the eminently successful sale of the company to strategic buyer Heidrick & Struggles International. I can say without equivocation that Jim would make a great operating partner, board member and/or consultant to any private equity firm’s portfolio companies—he’s that good.”
President & CEO
Greif & Co.
Founder, USC Greif School of Entreprenuership