From varied and extensive industry experience, Jim Wanserski targets clients of all sizes to assist or direct efforts within: executive management, interim executive services, business consulting, financial operations, turnaround situations, litigation support and governance. As examples, Wanserski has taken on selective roles as: a Chief Operating Officer in a turnaround project for a regional cellular firm preparing for a strategic sale, CFO role for a manufacturing firm transitioning to a new owner, and a Senior Vice President role for a $1 billion division of a national telecom company. He has worked with numerous clients, alliance partners, and professional services firms in the Southeast, Gulf-Coast, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic regions leading and executing significant projects and executive assignments.
Prior to embarking on his consulting career in 1998, Wanserski engaged in key positions working in-house for telecommunications, high-tech and related companies in finance, accounting and operational roles. He held executive, operations, telecom management, regulatory, finance and internal audit positions with MCI, Telecom*USA and Sprint. In addition, Wanserski handled consulting management with: his own firm, a specialty telecom office within Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, and turnaround consulting with Morris-Anderson & Associates, Ltd. A graduate of Rockhurst University (MBA-Management and BSBA-Accounting), his business and consulting career has spanned operations in several regions throughout the USA. He has also served actively as an officer and board member of financial executive organizations (FEI), and not-for-profit entities.
Man on a Mission
He is a “man on a mission” to make the world a more ethical, and accountable place. Throughout his career, Wanserski has detected and dealt with numerous fraud events aggregating to an economic impact of over $300 million. These fraud-detection cases ranged from telecommunications, due-diligence, and healthcare assignments, to post-acquisition, white-collar crime assistance, Federal agency, and regulatory requirements. From a functional perspective, they required numerous and successful operational, management, negotiating, investigative, evidence-preparation, and testifying efforts.
An animated and popular speaker on the topics of business ethics and fraud prevention/detection, he has delivered over 100 presentations to industry and accounting associations, universities, businesses, ethics organizations, and civic groups–even the US Naval War College and Supply Corps School (Newport, RI). His reputation for high integrity and accountability has led to multiple appointments as consultant and/or Management Trustee for the U.S. Department of Justice. 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.