Jim Mitchell is a Principal at ghSMART. He advises private equity and Fortune 500 companies on their most pressing leadership challenges, including leadership assessment and selection, team effectiveness, leadership development, and organizational change.
Prior to joining ghSMART, Jim held a variety of consultative and corporate roles. Most recently, he stood up core commercial operations for Evolus, Inc., a medical aesthetics company. In this role, he built teams, capabilities and infrastructure needed to commercialize the company’s lead product, enabling the company to achieve the #3 market share position within eight months of launch.
Previously, he spent five years in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Strategy and Operations practice, where he focused on global operating model optimization and organizational restructuring efforts for several of the world’s largest biopharmaceutical companies. In addition to client service at Deloitte, Jim led graduate recruiting efforts, designed and led internal professional development initiatives, worked with senior leaders to grow an internal community of practice for the Life Sciences industry, and advised the Deloitte Consulting CEO on alternative service delivery and talent models for the US firm. Earlier in his career, Jim held several management roles across physical distribution and sales operations for McMaster-Carr, an industry-leading MRO retailer.
Jim graduated with honors from New York University (B.A.), the University of California at San Diego (M.A. Economics) and the UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA). He lives in Los Angeles with his partner.