From varied and extensive industry experience, Jim Wanserski targets clients of all sizes, advising and directing direct efforts. C-Suite and executive roles, management services, business consulting, board/advisory, governance, turnaround situations, and where operational expertise is needed…are targets. C-Suite examples: board-appointed President & CEO of a public company within financial services (installment lending); CEO at two different wireless operations/transactions, Chief Operating Officer for a wireless company (MI) preparing for strategic sale; CFO role for a manufacturing firm transitioning to a new owner; Senior Vice President for a $1 billion division of a national telecom company.
Prior to embarking on his consulting career in 1998, Wanserski was originally engaged via in-house positions at telecommunications, high-tech, and related companies in finance, accounting, regulatory, information technology, and operational roles. This foundation included executive, operations, telecom management, regulatory, accounting, financial operations, and internal audit positions with United Telecom/Sprint, Telecom*USA, and MCI. Due to industry experiences, Wanserski has executed consulting management roles with: his own firm; several specialty consulting firms; a telecom/media/communications practice within (“Big 5”) Arthur Andersen Business Consulting; and significant turnaround project work with Chicago-based Morris-Anderson & Associates, Ltd. A graduate of Rockhurst University (MBA-Management and BSBA-Accounting), his business and consulting career has spanned multiple industries in several USA regions. More recently, he has served as President, CEO, COO, and in appointed Advisory roles (by Washington, D.C. Federal judiciary, and as selected by boards of directors)…in executive roles at companies ranging in size from $50 million to $1.1 Billion — in technology, wireless, and financial services firms — both public and private.
Man on a Mission
He is a “man on a mission” to make the world a more accountable and ethical place. Throughout his career, and in addition to his “day jobs,” Wanserski has detected and dealt with numerous fraud events aggregating to $350 million of economic impacts. These fraud-detection cases ranged from telecommunications, due-diligence, healthcare, financial services assignments included identifying, sourcing, assessing operations…to post-acquisition white-collar crime and prosecutorial assistance, Federal agency, and regulatory requirements. From a functional perspective, these required numerous (and successful) operational, management, financial, negotiating, investigative, evidence-preparation, and testifying efforts.
An animated and popular speaker on the topics of business operations, governance, business ethics, and fraud prevention/detection, he has delivered over 125 presentations to industry and accounting associations, universities, public and privately-held businesses, law firms, ethics organizations, and civic groups–and military (US Naval War College, and the Supply Corps School in Newport, RI. His reputation for high integrity and accountability has led to multiple appointments as consultant and/or CEO/Management Trustee for the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission. As a management consultant or court-appointed trustee, Wanserski has handled four multi-market/multi-state wireless assignments since 2007, with the entity size ranging from a $100 million (revenue) operation to an entity aggregating to $1 billion of revenue and over 1 million subscribers. Those experiences led to other board-appointed roles as President and CEO in the financial services industry — as well as numerous interviews, articles, and speaking engagements.