Jim McHugh is Founder and CEO of McHugh & Co., a strategy and performance improvement consulting firm he launched in 1992.
Jim works intensively with the owners and senior leadership teams of management-owned, family-owned, or private equity backed businesses in diverse industries: manufacturing, distribution, technology, business/professional services, and retail.
In addition to his work as a CEO coach and consultant, Jim has broad senior management experience in middle market and emerging growth companies as an operating executive (CEO and CFO) and a member of multiple Boards of Directors. His operating roles include Chairman and CEO of Chi-Vit Corporation and President of Strategies, Inc., an information technology consulting firm.
Jim specializes in ‘fixing Stuck companies’. He created the 9Stucks® business diagnostic tool that identifies nine distinct yet interrelated business challenges that cause a healthy company to underperform. His work with these Stuck companies has led to substantial improvements in strategic focus and alignment, operating performance, profitability, and shareholder value.
It is Jim’s deep and broad experience, sharp intellect, sense of humor, strong listening, and ability to sift through the noise that makes him a valuable source for CEOs and Boards.
Jim’s current board positions include Southworth International Group, Inc. and Kennebec Technologies, Inc. Jim has served on the boards of 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. He is a former Director of the Boston Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and Founder of The Concord Vine, a monthly breakfast group of operating executives, private investors, corporate development professionals, and attorneys. He writes regularly on his blog at www.9Stucks.com.
Jim received his AB in Economics from Bowdoin College and MBA from The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. He earned his CPA while employed with Arthur Andersen & Co.
Jim has been a Facilitator for The Board Forum® CEO Roundtable since 2005.