Jim Cornehlsen


As an operational and human capital strategic advisor, confidant, and consultant to senior executives and management team for the last 20 years, Jim has helped companies optimize performance through people.  He helps executives and teams meet the challenges of profitable market growth, create scalable, differentiated positioning, and eliminate the dysfunctions of top teams.

Jim leads TechCXO’s Human Capital/Talent Enablement & Support initiatives by:

  • Leadership Excellence for First Time Leaders, Team, CEOs
  • Driving change–M&A Talent Due Diligence
  • New HR Technology
  • New Product/Service Launch Plans
  • Recruiting & Onboarding

Among his career highlights are the following:

Owner, Future Search, LLC.
Advised CEOs on being their best, aligning teams and inspiring/coaching first-time leaders.  Worked with growth businesses on accelerating customer acquisition, defining differentiation, and building partnerships.

Founding Member, Culture Collaborative
Helped firms enliven culture, translate values to behavior, define purpose and motivation.  National selection committee Collaborate America, Kennedy Center.

Director & Practice Leader – Media & Information Services, Heidrick & Struggles  
Worked with Board and CEOs on succession and top talent for competitive differentiation. Managed global corporate relationships. Focused on one-on-one work regarding leadership excellence and finding A players who would attract other A players.

CEO Las Americas (Hispanic Media Company)
Publishing, radio, broadcasting, now part of Univision.

Others include Sales and Marketing leadership positions with:  GE/Time Inc General Learning CorporationMcGraw-Hill- New Media Development Group (Assignments in Mexico, Spain, Canada);  CBS – VP International Sales.

Jim is or has been a member of the Board of Directors for the following:
–  Software Information Industry Association
–  HR People and Strategy-SHRM Exec Network
–  Magazine Publishers Association
–  International Association of Corporate &
–  Professional Recruiters University Glee Club

Jim is a graduate of Dartmouth College with years of learning from Board and Advisory work at VC, PE and growth companies in all stages of growth.

The Latest from Jim Cornehlsen
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