Experience

Jim Shea is the president and founder of JRS Strategic Marketing, LLC.  Jim has 25 years of experience in business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing, across multiple industries including telecommunications, medical devices, enterprise software, and laboratory products distribution. He has built and led high-performance marketing organizations in start-up, mid-size, and Fortune 500 companies. 

Examples of JRS Strategic Marketing Experience:

As VP of Marketing, grew a medical device company from $60 to $114 million and helped the company complete a successful IPO.  Led strategic planning, product management, customer and sales training, clinical applications, segment marketing, and corporate marketing.  Jim also drove a media and public relations campaign that resulted in coverage on NBC's Today Show and a personal appearance on FOX News:  http://video.foxnews.com/v/3929784/augies-quest

As VP of Marketing, grew a Fortune 500 laboratory products distribution business from $1.2 billion to $1.5 billion.  Built a new marketing team, led the strategic planning process, developed a vertical segment marketing function, created sales training and product launch processes, and executed marketing and product launches.

As VP of Marketing, grew a division of a telecommunications equipment company from start-up to $80 million.  Led strategic planning, product management, downstream marketing, and M&A.  Jim also managed a $80 million business unit, with responsibility for 140 employees in engineering, marketing, and product management.

As Marketing Manager, helped grow a Silicon Valley enterprise software start-up from $2 million to $30 million and positioned the company for a successful IPO.

Jim’s expertise is in quickly learning a new industry, identifying a company's sustainable competitive advantages, developing a strategic plan for growing revenue and profitability, building a high performance marketing function, and executing and delivering results.  Jim founded JRS Strategic Marketing to leverage this experience across a broad set of clients in a variety of industries.

Jim earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a BS in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.