Jim began is professional career as a design engineering in Body and Chassis Engineering at the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. During his career there he worked as both a program manager and a design engineer on a multitude of programs. When an opportunity presented itself to be a senior engineer at a small automotive supplier he relocated to that position directing the design of plastic components. In this tier one automotive position he gained valuable insights into design and manufacturing. Then in 1998 he jumped into the dot com world by joining User Friendly Consulting, Inc. as general manager. During his career at UFC,Inc. Jim eventually migrated to his current function as a digital marketing specialist by hiring a replacement to manage the daily operations of the business.