Proud Strategic Partners
James is proud of the networking encounters he has made over 17 years of being an entrpreneur and the reliable business relationships that have come from it. He feels it's important to connect and align with like-minded businesses that share the same passion for helping people reach their goals. He is confident in the below trustworthy partners to JimmyVision, who bring value to your everyday business challenges and who go the extra mile needed to help you succeed.
Mitch Posada - Founding Partner
Mitch is a former product leader now focused on helping startups transition to scaleups through product, business development, and go-to-market execution. Mitch brings a deep entrepreneurial experience from founding, advising, and mentoring early-stage founders at numerous accelerators and incubators to help them get more fit for funding. Adept at bringing out passion for a problem and ensuring not only that a product is solving a priority pain but also that it has some unique perspective to be differentiated in the market. Mitch is currently the founder of [n] reach, a venture fellow at Alumni Ventures Group, and Head of US Corporate Engagement for Global Venture Forum.
Judie Knoerle - Coach & Facilitator
Judie Knoerle is the owner of Red Cup Learning, Inc., a Chicago-based training company concentrating on virtual and classroom presentation skills training and coaching. She is the author of a globally recognized, best-in-class presentation skills program, UPFRONT Persuasion Through Presentation with facilitators around the world.
She specializes in working with executives, scientists, engineers and salespeople who deliver critical corporate messages, internally or externally. Her experience over the past 30 years has connected her to VP’s and CEO’s in the chemical, beverage, financial, high tech and medical industries throughout the country.
She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Education which has provided her with the proper skills to be direct and supportive - a refreshing approach for clients in need of honest feedback. Her focus is to improve your professional presence and help move your audiences to action.
Craig Lyons - President & Sales Trainer
Craig is the founder of Chief Performance Dynamics, Inc., an authorized Sandler Training Center in Mokena, IL. He is a business development expert that partners with successful business owners, executives, managers, and professional service providers who want to invest in developing their people. He uses proven Sandler strategies and tactics when helping his clients improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their sales process, management performance, leadership for organizational excellence, and customer care. Understanding and implementing a complex set of human attitudes, behaviors, and selling techniques is not a “quick fix” solution that can occur in a one-day seminar. Knowing that real change occurs incrementally, Craig utilizes ongoing reinforcement training to produce lasting, measurable improvement. He provides instructor-led classroom services both publicly and privately, employee behavioral assessments, coaching, training, digital learning resources, and speaking engagements.
Susan Tyson - Marketing Strategist
Susan Tyson specializes in solving urgent marketing problems for B2B companies with a big or temporary need, working on a fractional basis: a set number of hours per month or a specialized project. Companies with mid-level marketing talent in place will receive CMO level leadership, strategy and insights to help raise the company's overall marketing presence with strategy and planning, messaging, marketing project planning and execution.
Susan has handled marketing projects in automotive, financial services, healthcare and technology on the agency side and in corporate, and has managed projects from strategy and planning through execution. She is adaptable and flexible, skilled at asking the right questions and can ramp up quickly.
Danny Reyes - Videographer
Danny Reyes, known by his high school nickname Drey, is the owner of Dreamt Realities production. Dreamt is a digital media company that focuses in on telling the story of clients and corporations through still photography and filmmaking. His 10 years of digital media experience and attention to detail has led Danny to work with many different organizations and companies. This experience includes House of Blues, C2E2 comic con, Aurora Comedy Shrine. DVM podcast empire and Apple. As a Second City grad in both working improvisation and stage writing, Danny is able to bring a unique voice to his work, mixing both humor and wholesomeness. More examples of Danny’s work in film and photography can be found at his website:
Butch Zemar - Healthcare Reform Specialist & Author
Butch is a lead healthcare reform specialist and author at Elite Benefits of America. He specializes in assisting small to mid-sized employers become the employer of choice with worksite and HR benefit programs. Butch is also a scuba enthusiast and a U.S. Navy Veteran. If someone is looking for a business connection or needs a problem solved, they call Butch – especially if it has to do with employee benefits. He’s a top resource for his clients and a valuable ally when it comes to good recommendations. Makes sense when we tell you that in addition to matching clients with the right insurance plans since 2004. His specialty is healthcare reform Butch is also a published author of many articles including a book on the Affordable Care Act. He was also nominated as Benefits Broker of the Year in 2014, making him one of 5 in the country to receive this distinction. Outgoing, caring and overachiever are all words that describe Butch, and you’ll often see him around the community at events for his kids, 5K fundraisers, scuba diving and playing his guitar.
Dave Kunz - Advisor
Dave Kunz is an HCM Business Partner with MassPay. With 15 years of industry experience, his primary role is to expand the highly successful MassPay brand from New England into the Midwest, focusing on offering Human Capital Management (HCM – Applicant Tracking/Recruiting, Payroll, HRIS, Benefits Administration, Time & Attendance) services to small and mid-market customers. MassPay’s technology helps customers manage employees from pre-employment through post-employment through a single system, and the service team won a Gold Stevie Award in 2017 for Outstanding Customer Support (yes, a payroll company won a service award). He truly likes to help companies navigate through the complexities of HCM, and his consultative approach creates value beyond software. He is also a military man, having retired from the Navy after 21 years of service, and the integrity in how he services his customers is apparent from the first time you meet him.