Jim Smith has nearly forty years professional management experience. For the past fifteen years Jim has served as the CEO and principal owner of Enterprise Management Group, a management consulting company specializing in corporate wide expense reduction.
Previously, Jim has served as consulting Chief Information Officer for Onvia.com, for Marsh & McLennan’s Seabury & Smith subsidiary, and for Puget Sound Energy. Prior to the Seabury assignment Jim created the Enterprise Project Management organization for The Principal Financial Group. Prior to this, he was the consulting CIO at Micron Electronics and before that, CIO during the merger of Northern States Power (NSP) and Wisconsin Energy Company (WEC).
Our monthly reading of CEO confidence in business conditions fell sharply in December as the nation’s business leaders increasingly perceived that gathering economic and political headwinds. The CEO Confidence Index is at its lowest levels in two years.