For more than 25 years, Jim Smith has led The Mesa Group in providing business process solutions and enterprise consulting services to small and mid-sized companies in the distribution, manufacturing, and retail industries throughout the America’s. Mesa is known for its long-standing relationships, critical strategic partnerships, and technical expertise in implementing distribution technology and business improvement processes for companies to increase their productivity, operations, and revenue.
Jim proudly served as an Army officer in the Vietnam War. Afterwards he began his career with IBM, where he received the prestigious Golden Circle Award, given to employees for exemplary performance who contribute to IBM’s revenue and profit objectives through outstanding sales and customer leadership. After IBM, he joined ADP and was quickly recognized and promoted to Vice President. In 1983, Mr. Smith left ADP and co-founded Good Software, a developer and distributor of PC software, which he took public. In 1995, he started The Mesa Group. Jim frequently presents at industry conferences and seminars. Throughout his career, he has maintained that a man’s handshake is his word, and his reputation speaks for itself.
Jim enjoys spending time with his wife (Rita), children, and grandchildren as well as a good wine!