H. James Dallas
President of James Dallas & Associates
H. James Dallas is an accomplished senior executive with extensive experience as an agent of change in large domestic and international corporate settings. He has successfully implemented over 10 transformation and turnaround initiatives, 15 acquisition integrations, and 5 operations/quality shared services centers of excellence.
James has over 30 years of experiences in General Management/Business Operation roles as well as a Chief Information Officer positions. A recent retiree of Senior Vice President of Quality, Operations and IT at Medtronic, Inc. in September 2013, James had the responsibility for executing cross-business initiatives to maximize the company's global operating leveraging. James also served as a member of Medtronic's executive management team. Prior to joining Medtronic, Inc. in 2006, James was Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, a global forest products company that employed over 55,000 people. In his 22 years at Georgia Pacific, James held a series of progressively more responsible information technology and operating roles. He also served as a member of Georgia Pacific's executive management team.
He began his career as an internal auditor for C&S National Bank, a large regional bank in Atlanta, Georgia, and has experience as a cost accountant with a focus on profitability and key profit drivers. The majority of his career has been focused on bridging the gap between strategy and execution; specifically, leading large, enterprise-wide projects and acquisition integration; using IT for competitive advantage, and leadership development. In addition, he has years of experience with IT security and data privacy.
Upon retirement in 2013, James began to speak to various individuals, organizations and businesses on how to effectively lead large projects, turn around unsuccessful ones, turning strategy into reality and achieving organizational alignment. After noticing the growing need for leadership guidance, James started James Dallas & Associates in 2014.
Lastly, James serves on the boards of for-profit and non-profit organizations, including civic and community organizations. He has been named one of the most powerful black men in corporate America several times in his career by Black Enterprise and Savoy magazines.