Jim is a Managing Director of INTEGRUS Consulting LLC. As Managing Director, Jim’s focus is on client satisfaction, building strong relationships, and the delivery of solutions to clients to assist them in Maximizing Entity Value.

Jim was one of the founding members of ERA Midwest and currently serves as a Managing Director.  Jim spent thirteen years in the electrical distribution industry and was the President of a $100 million dollar distributor.  Prior to that Jim was the Partner-in-Charge of a CPA practice in Charlotte, NC.

In 2002, Jim was involved in the formation and organization of Vanguard National Alliance (VNA).  VNA consists of forty-eight distributors of Rockwell Automation products and services.  VNA enables the Rockwell Automation channel to participate in the negotiation and delivery of products and services on national contracts.

Jim is an investor and is a past member of the Board of Directors of HSGBS, Inc.  HSGBS is a holding company that owns several manufacturing companies.  Jim was directly involved in the acquisitions of the companies that make up HSGBS, Inc.

In addition, Jim is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Apache Hose & Belting, Inc.  Apache is a 100% Employee-Owned ESOP Company.  Jim is currently an advisor to the Board of OneSource Distributors in Oceanside, California.

Jim also served as the Board President for Tanager Place, a nonprofit organization for the benefit of disadvantaged children.

Mr. Schmitt graduated from The University of Northern Iowa in 1977.  Jim received the Elijah Watts Sells Certificate of Honorable Mention on the May 1977 National Uniform Certified Public Accountants Examination.  Jim received his MBA from the University of Iowa in May 2006.

Jim’s variety of experience and leadership roles make him uniquely qualified to assist clients in Maximizing Entity Value.