After receiving his Nuclear Engineering degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1983, Jim served as a Nuclear Engineering Officer aboard U.S. fast attack submarines until 1988. He was licensed as a Professional Engineer in the state of Maryland in 1989. Jim worked for Booz-Allen as a Nuclear Engineering Consultant and then the US Government Naval Sea Systems Command managing the US Navy’s Trident Submarine new construction program until the end of 1990.
Jim Co-Founded CASA, Inc & Consumer Energy Solutions, Inc (CES) in 1999 and helped build one of the most respected and successful energy consulting companies with over two hundred thousand commercial energy customers across the United States and Canada. On July 1, 2014, Jim acquired sole ownership of CASA, Inc. Today, CASA, d.b.a. North American Energy Advisory (NAEA), and its team of outstanding commercial energy consultants are known as one of the top energy-consulting firms in North America. NAEA’s Retail Energy Suppliers include Direct Energy, Constellation New Energy, Suez Energy, Liberty Power, Hudson Energy and other fortune 500 retail energy corporations.
For the past several years, Jim has been invited to speak internationally on the subjects of business management, leadership and sales motivation to groups as large as two thousand attendees in Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South America, South Africa and the USA.