Prior to Bank of America, Shanley was a Naval Officer, a management consultant, and headed up leadership development for a medium size-manufacturing firm. Jim served on the original steering committee of McKinsey & Company’s groundbreaking “War for Talent” research project. He is a frequent national speaker on the topics of Talent Management & Leadership Development. He also served as a consultant to The White House.
Since beginning his consulting firm in early 2006, Jim has worked with some of the most well regarded companies in the world. His consulting and coaching engagements have been in North America, South America, Western & Central Europe, Russia, India, China, and Australia.
Under Jim’s leadership, Bank of America earned a reputation as a benchmark company for their HR, Leadership Development and Talent Management programs and processes.
In 2012 he cofounded the Talent Management Institute at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The Talent Management Institute has become the most popular executive education program in the world focused on building “talent capabilities” for executives and HR leaders.
Shanley received a B.S. from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Georgia. His spouse, Vera, is a studio potter and a retired pediatric anesthesiologist. They live on a farm in Hillsborough, North Carolina.