Founder, Research Good Guy and Integrity-Driven Patriarch with 25 years of management and market research experience, Jim is practically reference material. Prior to forming the JIR Group, he spent nearly 17 years working for research companies whose integrity and quality just didn’t cut it – so he said “Enough!” and started his own. Jim has been a staple in the research world in Las Vegas, the Pacific Northwest and beyond for a long time. He has consulted, designed, implemented, moderated, analyzed, and forgotten an amazing amount of data with hundreds of clients in both the private and public sectors.

Jim currently lives in both Portland, OR and Las Vegas, NV with the two loves of his life: his wife, Michele, and their bulldog, Twinkie. World travelers, they have visited 48 of 50 states and 5 of 7 continents. Jim and Michele are both avid white-water rafting guides, snowmobilers, insufferable socialites who spend their extra time learning new ways to cook, remodeling their house, mentoring at-risk youth, and supporting various children’s charities.