James Anderson

Jim Anderson graduated with a BS Industrial Engineering from NDSU in 1983.  Jim has spent a majority of his professional years in leadership roles in the technology industry.  Jim worked for Andersen Consulting for 9 years and in the software industry for 18 years for JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Lawson Software and Healthland.  Jim’s Industrial Engineering education provided an excellent foundation for applying business acumen, process methodology and people management skills to the technology industry.  Jim has had the opportunity to lead large global organizations, work with significant M&A integration activities and drive business transformation in a rapidly evolving industry.

Jim was instrumental in helping create a significant job placement program between Andersen Consulting and NDSU.  Once this program was launched, Andersen Consulting became the largest employer or IME students over the next 15 years.

Jim lives with his wife (Mary) and twins (Jack and Emily) in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

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