James E. McHugh
Operations & Strategy Business Consultant
Jim McHugh is the Founder & CEO of McHugh & Co., a strategy and performance improvement consulting firm. Jim specializes in ‘fixing Stuck companies’. His practical approach to working with the leadership of these Stuck companies has produced substantial improvements in strategic focus and alignment, operating performance, organizational clarity, profitability, cash flow, and shareholder value.
Jim’s current Board of Director positions include Southworth International Group, Inc. and Kennebec Technologies, Inc. For Southworth, he is Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and is a member of two other committees: Governance and Human Resources. In the past Jim has served on the boards of Beckwood Services, Inc., Climax Manufacturing Company, The RETEC Group, Inc., Shield Pack, Inc., Chi-Vit, Inc., Questech Metals, Inc., and the Advisory Boards of Seaman Paper Co., Inc. and Animation Technologies, Inc.
His operating roles include Chairman and CEO of Chi-Vit Corporation and President of Strategies, Inc., an information technology consulting firm. He co-founded and leads two CEO Peer Groups: The Maine Board Forum and the Northern Forest Board Forum (Vermont).
Jim’s passions outside of work include family life (married 45 years with two married daughters and two granddaughters), running, reading, writing and boating. He writes regularly for numerous business publications and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the magazine Private Company Governance. He graduated with an AB in Economics from Bowdoin College and an MBA from The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. He earned his CPA while employed with Arthur Andersen & Co.