Jim Bethmann

Jim Bethmann

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About Jim

With a career spent entirely in leadership positions, Jim Bethmann has a keen sense of the skills,  behaviors, and leadership qualities required to lead, mentor and drive organizational success. His 30+ years of hands-on leadership experience – including  20 years in executive search,  10 years leading a $300M  technology company operations on 3 continents and formative years as an active duty and reserve naval officer – have made him an industry specialist in the broader technology verticals of software, services, hardware & systems, telecom services & networks, to include SaaS, PaaS, CCaaS, UCaaS as well as managed IT services, cyber security, outsourcing & broader cloud services. He also serves the spectrum of the defense industry vertical with experience in the 3-letter agencies, DOD, Civilian agencies and Healthcare IT.

Jim currently leads the Technology Practice and focuses on recruiting board directors and c-suite executives in the above industry segments as well as in the CIO,CISO and CTO function globally. Jim has placed over 100 Presidents & CEOs.

Experience

Previously, he held Executive search leadership roles at Heidrick & Struggles, Highland Partners, Korn/Ferry and Russell Reynolds. He is frequently quoted in business and industry publications.

Prior to executive search, Jim served as a president and corporate officer of a leading international systems supplier of high-performance document recognition systems, image and workflow software solutions. During his tenure he lived, built and led businesses in the Americas, the Pacific Rim (living in Tokyo & Singapore) and Europe.

Jim has significant corporate and nonprofit boards experience. Most recently , Telecommunications Systems, Inc. (TSYS) and Netcordant. He is the former president of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association in North Texas and Trustee where he remains intimately involved.

Education

Jim is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and former Navy lieutenant commander.

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