Jim's expertise is based on a rich history of retail management, including experience with Montgomery Wards department store management, budgeting, store design, merchandising, employee management, planning and administration, and special projects.
He has served as partner and Executive Vice President for Creative Retailing, Inc., in Irvine, CA.
Jim founded Retail Design Associates, Dublin, CA in 1988 to more effectively serve the needs of a wider variety of specialty retail stores.
He and his staff have designed over 2000 specialty retail stores throughout the United States.
Co-author of Winning in Retailing, originally published in 1984, and Winning in Power Sports Retailing, 2006, Jim shares his extensive experience as a seminar/workshop leader and conducts numerous store design and merchandising training programs and workshops for retail trade show organizations and associations throughout the United States.