James Intagliata is a Partner with ghSMART. He specializes in senior-level executive assessment, individual leadership coaching, and competency-modeling. Over the past 25 years he has provided management consulting services to a diverse group of clients ranging from venture capital backed start-ups, to family owned businesses facing tough succession issues, to a wide variety of Fortune 100 companies dealing with large scale business challenges and opportunities. Since joining ghSMART in 1999 he has been active in serving major hedge fund and private equity clients nationwide and globally including Citadel, TPG, Sterling Partners, TD Capital and others. Representative major corporate clients with whom he has worked include Amoco, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association, Cargill, Hallmark, IBM, ITW, Kaiser Permanente, Kraft, The Limited, Lincoln Financial Group, McDonald’s, the National Center for HealthCare Leadership, Nike, and USG.
He has been a frequent speaker on the topics of leadership competency modeling and managing the acquisition integration process and has published a number of articles, his most recent one focusing on “Leveraging Competencies to Create Leadership Brand” which appeared in Human Resources Planning.
His management consulting experience prior to ghSMART includes serving as the Midwest Regional Director of Human Resources and Development with the Hay/McBer Group and as a Senior Consultant with RHR International. Before shifting his career focus to management consulting in 1985, he held faculty positions at the State University of New York at Buffalo, served as the Director of Research for the Institute of Human Development at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and consulted widely to state and federal governments on issues of mental health care policy.
James received his B.A. in Psychology as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia and was awarded his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1976.