Former CEO of three consumer electronics companies. Advisor and consultant to middle market and start-up companies.
Assist U.S. manufacturers, distributors and product developers to source products in China. Perform quality audits and in-factory inspections to assure quality control.
Work with companies to plan their growth and to plan for the sale of their business.
From product concept through market launch we help companies market consumer electronics of all kinds.
Properly structured debt financing can be less expensive than equity financing and does not dilute equity.
Over 30 years' experience working with CEOs and key managers to solve problems and improve performance.
Work with early-stage companies to develop compelling presentations and plans to raise angel and venture capital.
Develop strategic and detailed tactical plans to launch businesses and products in consumer and medical markets.
Jim provided excellent insights and knowledge! He took the time to prepare for our meeting by reading the information I had sent him beforehand. He was genuinely interested in my business and very encouraging.
He is obviously a proven expert in his field, providing me with very valuable information and feedback. I highly recommend him!
Outstanding insights and assistance! Jim is the best!
Jim is very knowledgeable in the consumer product space and not only answered my direct questions but elaborated with other very pertinent advice in other areas of my business. Great value in my chat with him.
I have had the opportunity to work with Jim three (3) separate times. The first was at USC where I helped promote his Executive Education course. Jim and his partner presented an excellent course. Jim was easy to work with and creative, in developing marketing strategies to promote the course.
Another time, Jim called upon my support in conducting Marketing Research for his client, Head West. Jim was helpful in providing important insight on the clients needs and style. Finally, I provided marketing reserach recruiting for another of Jim's clients (UCLA).
Jim always provides strong leadership and clarity so that it is easy to support he and his clients on time and on budget. He is a smart, strategic, well spoken and results oriented executive. I highly recommend Jim and enjoy working with and for him.
Jim Twerdahl is a consummate professional; a rare individual who understands the value of ethics in business. Jim's pragmatic approach and expertise in business bring value to his clients and associates. His approach in business and personal relationships always come from a place of high integrity. I confidently recommend Jim to anyone seeking strategic planning, marketing or an objective evaluation of their business.
Jim is one of few people I have worked with who has such a breadth of knowledge in multiple business sectors. Whether it’s serving as a director, consultant or advisor Jim can add great value in strategic planning, restructuring, sales and marketing and supply chain management. He can help a business grow to the next level or develop an exit strategy that maximizes the value of the business. Jim has extensive experience in M&A transactions allowing him to prepare the right materials and deliver the right information in the shortest amount of time. In addition to his strong business skills Jim devotes a significant amount of time to fund raising and organizational development for non-profit organizations throughout So. California. I would highly recommend Jim as a business partner you can trust.
I asked James to come and speak to a Forum group consisting of large business owners.
The theme for the year was "Tools for Growing Companies" and James spoke on the subject of branding.
Normally, if you ask a business owner if they know something about a subject, they will tell you, without hesitation, that they do. However, on the subject of branding they did not know as much as they thought they did or as much as the need to.
Within a span of about 45 minutes, James proceeded to provide a series of tools (worksheets) that allowed each owner to self analyze their own company from a branding perspective. Not only was the talk informative, it was fun.
I would recommend James to anyone who needs help with branding and anyone who wants to learn more about the subject to contact James.
To demonstrate how impactful James' presentation was, one of the members came to a meeting several months later and told his peer group that based on the worksheets James had provided, his company had decided to pass on an opportunity to merge with another firm.
That is impact and that is just one of the reasons I recommend James.
Jim did some strategic planning for The Next Level a couple of years ago with outstanding results. Since then, we have turned to him on numerous occasions to provide business consulting and marketing planning for our clients. He has become a truly valuable business partner as we work collaboratively on marketing strategies and creative executions for our shared clients. Jim is great to have on your team: he is both smart and sharp, knowledgeable, experienced and focused, and he makes a huge contribution to the overall success of our joint efforts.