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Jim McClafferty

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Advisor, Coach, Mentor, Strategist, Fixer, Startup Founder, Interim Exec, Builder. Love to take on thorny problems and new opportunities.

Advisor, Coach, Mentor, Strategist, Fixer, Startup Founder, Interim Exec, Builder. Love to take on thorny problems and new opportunities.

14 vouches

Involved In


Brain Parade


Marsh ClearSight


Vice President of Operations Cook Group Solutions July 2015 - present
Advisory Board Member MoVi Interactive, LLC November 2015 - present
Entrepreneur in Residence Connecticut Innovations July 2015 - present
Founder and President Brain Parade July 2010 - present
Advisory Board Member Partnering Resources May 2008 - present
Principal JEM Executive Advisors July 2008 - present
Consulting Partner (JEM Executive Advisors) Marsh March 2010 - June 2010
Consulting Partner (JEM Executive Advisors) CS STARS July 2008 - June 2010
Senior Vice President and Practice Leader, Marsh Risk Consulting Marsh May 2007 - July 2008
President and CEO Financial Profiles, Inc. July 2003 - September 2006
Vice President, Technology Services The Hanover Insurance Group (formerly Allmerica Financial) January 2001 - September 2006
Vice President of Operations EC Cubed, Inc. December 1998 - December 2000
Manager - Enterprise IT Architecture GE Capital Services April 1997 - December 1998
Director of Information Technology Accenture June 1990 - April 1997
Sales Executive Data General March 1988 - June 1990
Sales Manager MCI October 1983 - March 1988


Manhattan College Computer Science 1983 - 1987
Bronx High School of Science 1979 - 1983

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Games
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Travel

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Dave Kalez
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Co-Head of CleanTech Investment Banking, Pacific Crest Securities.
Jim Upton
We worked together  •  Senior Solution Architect, AT&T. Previously Director of Software Development, DecisionPoint Systems, Inc..
I worked with Jim when he was the VP of Operations for a small software company and the breadth of his expertise would suit almost all tech ... startups. Not only is he a strong leader, but he has real-world skills in operations, strategy and technology. I would give him my highest level of recommendation.
Maya Townsend
We worked together  •  Editorial Board Member, OD Practitioner, Organization Development Network and Founder / Lead Consultant, Partnering Resources.
Jim is an out-of-the box, creative leader who helps organizations reach beyond what they thought they could accomplish. He has a smart, inci ... sive mind, which is not unusual. What is unusual is that he combines that with a flair for working with people. Jim challenges people to step up, make a meaningful difference, and experience the rewards of good work, while showing genuine concern for their well-being and support in times of need. I've seen Jim lead an organization to refocus on its value-added activities, trimmed extraneous activities, and achieved impressive goals. He's tireless and passionate about achievement and about performance.
Kevin Custer
They're my investor  •  Member, National Board of Directors, Autism Society of America and Past-Board Chair as of Jan 2015, Autism Society of Colorado.
I have worked with Jim over the past three years and found him to be a very knowledgeable and effective business executive. He has the abili ... ty to communicate a vision and gain our confidence in his ability to execute.
Jeff Colburn
We worked together  •  Marsh Risk Consulting - US Practice Leader, Marsh and Managing Director, Marsh.
Jim is a proven business leader with extensive experience running businesses. He is a hardworking, collaborative executive.
Bob Dorf
We worked together  •  Dorf, Dorf on Startups. Previously Partner and Ranch Manager, K+S Ranch Consulting Inc..
Jim is a kickass serial successful entrepreneur who has guided large and small companies to considerable success. Smart, agressive, level he ... aded and willing to dive in and work hard and smart. Ive seen him operate in for and nonprofit situations and think the world of him. Heartily recommend but next HELP call comes to jim, so he might be busy!
Mark Leeds
They're my friends
Jim is a visionary. He sees opportunities and figures ways to make things happen.
David Oates, APR
We worked together  •  President, Stalwart Communications. Previously Director of Marketing, Financial Profiles, Inc..
Jim is very skilled at seeing a problem and identifying a technology solution to solve it. He's also got the fortitude to make it happen and ... fully commits himself when doing it. Jim also has a great way of rallying others to the cause. I'd highly recommend him as an advisor.
Lorna Stearns, SPHR
We worked together  •  Expert Principal, SuccessFactors. Previously Vice President, Human Resources, The Hanover Insurance Group. Cornell grad.
Jim has a breadth of experience that he draws upon when faced with a problem. He is very collaborative, rolls up his sleeves, and gets focu ... sed on solving the issue(s) in front of him. Jim is very strategic while being able to tactically handle what comes his way. Jim is a great person to run ideas by and get his counsel.
John Stroili
They're my friends  •  Chief Information/Operating Officer and Vice President, Information Technology, The TNS Group.
Jim has built his own company from the ground up and know the pains and rewards of building a successful business.
Frank Ferrante
They're my school  •  Director Commincations Business Unit, Altera. Previously Sales Electrical Engineer, ERA.
Jim's breadth of executive experience, communication skills, and ability to get it done, make him a great advisor.
Praveen K. Reddy
We worked together  •  CIO/Head of IT, North America, Aon. Previously Head of Strategy, Products and Delivery, Life & Annuity, Majesco.
Jim is great at working with all the stakeholders and developing/executing a cohesive strategy. He is a collaborative leader with excellent ... business and technology acumen.
Jennifer Shore
They're my advisor  •  Building Brands and Training Brand Champions
Jim is a strategic, analytical, roll-up his sleeves leader. He happily digs in to identify problems and/or areas of opportunity and develops ... solutions to address them. From corporate consulting to being an entrepreneur, Jim is an adaptable and flexible executive who is adept at working with anyone from investors to CEOs to customers.
charlie davidson
We worked together  •  CEO, Attensa Corporation and Director, Dexco. University of Oregon grad.
Jim draws from successful experiences in a wide array of situations, roles, and environments. He has lead in large organizations, reset and ... rebuilt smaller companies and founded company's. On top of this experience he insightful and can relate well to people and the circumstances of young companies. I have worked with Jim and have been advised by him. He is highly recommended.

Maya Townsend
They're my advisor  •  Editorial Board Member, OD Practitioner, Organization Development Network and Founder / Lead Consultant, Partnering Resources.
Maya is a real strategic thinker and thought leader who brings out the best in the groups she works with. She is a great listener, coach and ... motivator.

Jennifer Shore
We worked together  •  Building Brands and Training Brand Champions
Jennifer is great at understanding the market, creating the big picture strategy, and developing the more tactical near-term actions to achi ... eve that strategy. She is very professional and a lot of fun to work with as well. She makes a great member of the executive team.

John Fitzpatrick
Co-Founder and CEO, Applivate. Previously Assistant Director for Prospect Research, Yale University Careers. Duke grad.

PH Mullen, Jr.
Strategic Advisor, Arc Capital Development and Member, Co-Chair Education Committee, Keiretsu Forum. Dartmouth College grad.

PH Mullen, Jr.
Strategic Advisor, Arc Capital Development and Member, Co-Chair Education Committee, Keiretsu Forum. Dartmouth College grad.
PH is an intelligent and pragmatic advisor. He is a great listener and a big-picture thinker who helps the team come up with creative and in ... novative ideas and solutions. PH has been a great asset to our company.