Jim is the CEO of Jim Roberts Enterprises LLC, a management consulting company, and the CEO of Jim Roberts – Centennial Securities Advisory Services LLC, a registered investment advisory company. He is also co-owner of the Lake Company LLC, a commercial real estate company.
Jim has a civil engineering degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Michigan State University. At Michigan, he served as President of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineering Council, President of the Engineering class of 1983, and was also inducted into the Vulcan’s. Michigan State University selected Jim as a Distinguished Executive MBA Alumnus.
Jim currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Minority Supplier Diversity Council, Lakeshore Excellence Foundation, Berrien County Pension Advisory Council, and the Cornerstone Alliance Woman’s Business Center. He has also served on the Boards for the University of Michigan Engineering Alumni Association, Michigan State University Weekend MBA Alumni Association, the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Michiana Junior Achievement, the Benton Harbor and Saint Joseph Rotary Club, and the Grand Rapids/Kent County Convention and Visitors Bureau – Multicultural Advisory Council. Jim served on the State of Michigan Council for Labor and Economic Growth under Governors Granholm and Snyder.
Jim has been selected as one of Michigan’s Most Valuable Entrepreneurs, a Diversity Focused Company Honoree, and a Diversity Business Leader Honoree by Corp! Magazine. He was also selected by Minority Business Entrepreneur Magazine – MBE’s Who Rock Award. Jim is a two-time winner of the MMSDC – Minority Supplier of the Year (Class 1) and a winner of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce – EPIC Award Minority Business of the Year.