Jim Roman, Business Development Expert
Jim Roman is the President and CEO, and an inspiring speaker, trainer and business consultant. Since the early 1990s, Jim has been guiding business owners, entrepreneurs and organizational teams toward success by exploring why they do what they do, and discovering what really drives them.
What makes Jim’s approach different from others is his focus on driving business growth while at the same time preserving the important balance in people’s lives. He believes that including time for family, friends and enjoyable interests enriches and empowers individuals, making them better at everything they do.
Jim Roman's Record of Success
As a Director with Business Networking International, Jim introduced BNI into Central Virginia, and in less than six years he built it to more than 1,600 members, earning him a coveted place in the BNI Hall of Fame—the first area director to gain that award—and recognition as one of Richmond’s "Top 40 Professionals Under 40" by Inside Business.
From here, Jim opened Business Owners Institute™, working with small business owners and entrepreneur to grow them through the stages of business ownership while finding that life/work balance. One of his specialties was taking companies from “Micro to Millions.”
Jim then turned his attention to working with leaders within organizations including Chick-fil-A™, New York Life, Mass Mutual, and many associations, franchise and businesses to do the same, leading to what today is Jim’s well-respected and sought-out philosophy, techniques and motivational attitude.
Jim volunteers with organizations such as the Higher Education Research and Development Institute (HERDI) and MicroMentor. He also served as a coach within the Executive MBA program at the VCU School of Business, and for StartUp Weekend, powered by the Kauffman Foundation.
He is originally from Northeast Pennsylvania and lives in the Greater Richmond, Virginia Area. Jim is a veteran of the United States Air Force.