Jim Eisenhart is President of the Ventura Consulting Group. His current focus is upon enabling challenged or ‘problem’ construction projects achieve extraordinary success on the balance of their project — with no excuses. As a partnering facilitator since 1990, Jim has facilitated partnering processes on over 1000 projects worldwide. These range from a NATO missile facility in Poland, the San Francisco Bay Bridge, over 30 transit projects with a 10 different transit agencies to a copper mine in Peru. In 2012 he was the inaugural recipient of the International Partnering Institutes “Excellence in Partnering Facilitation Award” given for workshop facilitation and industry leadership. Jim authored the book “Raising the Bar on Construction Project Teamwork: From Good to World Class” and has presented on this subject to AGC, DBIA, and general contractors and owners from Dubai to Veterans Administration managers in Maryland. In December of 2016, he published “Turning the Problem Construction Project into an Extraordinary Success”, Force10 Press.
Jim received his MBA from UCLA and has taught ‘Strategic Planning’ at both Pepperdine’s and California Lutheran’s MBA programs. He served in the US Army in South Vietnam as an armored cavalry platoon leader and troop XO. He currently enjoys sailing, skiing and trail running.
Click here for Jim’s acceptance speech at IPI Awards
Click here for Jim’s Kamchatka Heli-skiing