James A. Harris III, PMP , Founder

Business Developer

Chicago, Illinois, US

James A. is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

James A. is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Business Developer Marketer Programmer

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Consulting Finance Education


Managing People
Product Management

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About James A.

I'm an ambitious entrepreneur, who is passionate about expanding human potential. I'm leveraging 15 years of management consulting and financial management experience to develop a new and exciting "impact" business venture.

Qualifications: B.A., UC Berkeley; M.S., Carnegie Mellon University; Grant Thornton, LLP Consulting Practice Alumni; Currently a financial manager for an affluent Chicago suburb; Started a non-profit training and development organization in 2006- I learned much, enjoyed myself tremendously, but failed miserably in 2008 (when the sky fell). Created and led a number of successful consulting practices and training programs.

What makes me unique: I'm a "laid back" Bay Area native living in Chicago: Go figure! ; I love helping people to fulfill their personal and professional goals and missions; I speak Portuguese and a little French, and my wife says I can do a mean Samba; After 15 years in the management consulting and financial management space, I'm learned some great lessons and methods that I believe will add significant value to this exciting new venture.

What are my aspirations for my company: To become the global standard for personal and professional goal attainment support and guidance (then exit and sit down somewhere!)

What does the ideal candidate look like: A proven expert in their field; interested in making big money while making a bigger difference; Able to balance my "big picture ideas and strategic vision" with practical insight and perspective; comfortable working remotely and Skyping frequently.

Managing People
Product Management

University of California at Berkeley

Bachelor of Arts, Legal Studies

- 1994

Carnegie Mellon University

Master of Science in Public Policy

- 1997


Certified Project Management Professional