- Competitive Planning
- Crisis Intervention
Jim is devoted exclusively to assisting family owned and managed enterprises increase shareholder value, improve communication, and resolve conflicts. Jim has years of “hands-on” family business experience – beginning with his own family’s business, the world’s largest portrait photography company. Jim joined Olan Mills in 1976 and rose through the ranks to eventually head all of Olan Mills Studios – a family business with over 1,000 locations and 15,000 employees.
Jim left Olan Mills Inc. in 1995 to begin working with other family owned and managed firms that were experiencing many of the issues that he experienced while with his family’s firm. Jim has worked with many of the premier family enterprises throughout the United States.
In addition to degrees in Psychology, Sociology, and a Masters in Business Administration, Jim is a member of several corporate boards and not-for profit organizations, the governing association for professionals that work with family enterprises.
Each year Jim logs numerous presentations and publications on issues related to family business, serves as the contributing writer for Financial Planning Magazine, and is routinely featured in major media including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNBC, MSNBC, and PBS.
Books by James O. Hutcheson