Jim Shanley
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Jim Shanley retired from Bank of America in 2006 after a 20-year career with the company. He played a leadership role in growing the company from a small regional bank into one of the world’s largest and most profitable companies earning in excess of $70bb in revenue, $20bb in net income and employing over 250,000 people. He led the cultural integration in over 15 significant mergers and acquisitions.

At Bank of America, he had corporate wide accountability for Staffing, Executive Development & Succession Planning, Organization Development, Leadership Development and Learning. He was a member of the Management Operating Committee and regularly worked with the Board of Directors. He led a team of over 1500 professionals. Under Jim’s leadership, Bank of America earned a reputation as a benchmark company for their Leadership Development and Talent Management programs and processes.

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 is the past co-chairman of the Conference Board Council on Training, Education, and Development, and also 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 Leadership & Executive Development, Talent Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Change Management. He has also served as a consultant to the White House.

Jim’s consulting practice focuses on six areas:

  • Top Team Alignment…focusing on Growth & Strategy Execution
  • Talent Management & Succession Planning
  • Executive Assessment, Executive Coaching, Executive Assimilation
  • Leadership Development....processes, high potential programs, action learning, leadership development/executive development programs
  • OD work with Mergers & Acquisitions (culture assessment, cultural integration, change management)
  • Working with HR functions to increase their effectiveness and impact

Since beginning his consulting firm in 2006, Jim has worked with some of the most well regarded companies in the world. His consulting engagements have been in North America, South America, Western & Central, Europe, Russia, India, China, Australia and New Zealand. Clients include J&J, Microsoft, Avon, ITW, JPMorgan Chase, Fidelity Investments, Turner Broadcasting, Mass Mutual, PWC, KKR, Mass Mutual, PIMCO, US Navy, USAA, Wyeth, Telstra and National Australia Bank.

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.