Corporate Innovator, Serial Entrepreneur (technology, childcare, food service), and US Army veteran. Can take products and projects from idea to execution in record time.
Founder of 3 separate childcare centers.
I have lived in multi-cultural households/ environments for the majority of my life. I changed schools 12 times in 13 years (including kindergarten) and was once the only African-American in a school of nearly 1,000 kids. As an adult, I have traveled throughout America and the world and developed positive relationships with people from various backgrounds and walks of life. As a former small business owner, I have worked with people from throughout the world.
I have known James Gosserand since Business school and have found him to be one of the most creative people I have ever been around. He is an excellent idea creator, sees opportunities well before they become generally accepted, and is good at keeping the energy (personnel and resources) moving in the right direction to bring those ideas to fruition.
I first met James when he was elected to the Rogers Planning Commission, which I attend monthly as part of my role at the Chamber. I have observed him in his capacity as a Planning Commissioner and have noted that he is deliberate and conscientious.
I have recently had the opportunity to work more closely with James on an exciting local project, and have been fortunate to get to know him better in this process. He brings a great deal of world and life experience to the table, and a breadth of knowledge and enthusiasm for innovative ideas. He certainly keeps me on my toes and brings a welcome, introspective approach to our conversations. James is a great motivator and enthusiastic in everything he pursues, but with a degree of caution and thoughtfulness in the way he proceeds.
James is certainly an asset to our community as well as an idea generator and innovator.
I've had the pleasure of knowing James Gosserand for over 15 years. James is a renaissance man. He is a seasoned business professional, an entrepreneur, a globalist and innovator. James possesses a keen intellect and more importantly, perhaps, an intellectual curiosity that focuses his attention on and commitment to whatever task is at hand. When one combines these attributes, in addition to James' rich professional experience base, the result is an individual who is uniquely qualified and positioned to add value to any enterprise.
E. LaBrent Chrite, PhD
I have had the pleasure of working with James for several months collaborating on various business ideas with a very broad scope and appeal. James brings a unique sense of creativity to every business discussion we have had. He is a business development thought leader in the areas consumer products, wireless/mobile technologies, and website infrastructure. James brings a valuable perspective with big company experience and an entrepreneurial spirit that is very hard to find today. I would highly recommend James to anyone interested in developing a business relationship in the future.