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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS


27 years of expertise in leadership, strategy development,

change management, operations, P/L management, client relations,

regulatory compliance, and business development.


budgets of up to $450 million

and implement corrective actions

through project completion





EXPERIENCE


Jim Roberts Enterprises, LLC  –

Saint Joseph, Michigan  


2004 – Present

President/Member


Provide investing and consulting services for individuals and corporations.  Consulting services include operations of strategic operations,                business development, portfolio optimization, and financial management.   



Led a team for CB Richard Ellis and a confidential client for the sale of a 60-acre parcel of property in the Midwest.  This sale raised over $7.1             million in funds for the client.Led a team for CB Richard Ellis and a confidential client on the optimization of their real estate portfolio.  As part             of the optimization, a western U.S. campus will be re-developed.  This will result in a total savings to the client of approximately $50 million.             Secured the Bloomberg Latin American facilities management portfolio business for CB Richard Ellis.




Centennial Securities Company LLC – Saint Joseph, MI


2005 - Present    

Independent Registered Representative/Financial Consultant



CB RICHARD ELLIS – Global Corporate Services, Saint Joseph, Michigan                                               


1997 – 2004

Managing Director, Account Executive/Services & Expertise Group


Responsible for Profit/Loss, business development, financial management, and operations of strategic global accounts  such as Whirlpool, Baxter and Avaya.  Responsible for transactions, lease administration, project management, facilities  management, finance/accounting, and administrative services.  This included operating and capital budgets of up to $450 million and  the management of over 200 direct CBRE employees and several thousand contractor employees in 52 countries. Expanded the revenue base of accounts by expanding existing services and cross selling other CBRE services.  For one account this resulted in growing EBITA by 40% in less than 2 years. Corrected issues on an account with such significant problems the contract was in jeopardy.  Solved the problems within 6 months, and secured a 4-year contract extension which expanded the revenue base by cross selling 3 new service lines.



EARTH TECH – Subsidiary of Tyco International                                                       

Grand Rapids, Michigan                                                                                                                                    


1991 – 1997  

Senior Program Director

Director, Business Development - Midwest

Director/Manager, Environmental Compliance and Risk Assessment - Midwest

Project Manager

Senior Project Regulatory Specialist  



STATE OF MICHIGAN - Department of Natural Resources, Waste Management Division

Lansing, Michigan                                                                                                                               


1984 – 1991  

Senior Environmental Engineer

Environmental Engineer



STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS - Department of Environmental Quality Engineering, Division of Water Supply

Boston, Massachusetts                                                                                                                                         


1984

Sanitary Engineer


STATE OF CALIFORNIA - Department of Transportation, Soils and Foundations Division

Los Angeles, California                                                                                                                                           


1983

Jr. Civil Engineer


EDUCATION


MBA, Michigan State University (1996)

BS Civil Engineering,  University of Michigan (1983)

Muskegon Catholic Central High School (1978)


Awards & Leadership

Awards

2015 - Michigan State University Distinguished Executive MBA Alumnus Award
2013 - Corp! Magazine - Michigan Diversity Business Leader Honoree
2013 - Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce – EPIC Award Minority Business of the Year Winner
2012 - Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council – Minority Supplier of the Year Winner - Class 1

 

Leadership

Board of Directors, Michigan Minority Supplier Diversity Council
Board of Directors, West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors, Junior Achievement (Berrien and Cass Counties)
Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Center Advisory Council
Child and Family Services of Southwest Michigan – Audit Committee
President, Engineering Class of 1983; University of Michigan
Vulcans (University of Michigan - Senior Engineering Leadership Society)
Council for Labor and Economic Growth, State of Michigan – Governor’s appointment (former)
President, Board of Directors, Michigan State University Weekend MBA Alumni Association (former)
Board of Governors, University of Michigan Engineering College Alumni Society (former)
Board of Directors, West Michigan Environmental Action Council (former)
Board of Directors, Sustainable Business Forum (former)
Grand Rapids/Kent County Convention and Visitors Bureau – Multicultural Advisory Council (former)


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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