Stratagem’s senior management team has over 30 years of experience in activating individuals who were highly regarded at their previous companies; they were not necessarily looking to make a change, but seized the moment when presented with the right oportunity. Stratagem’s intense focus is in identifying the premier talent in the M&A space; we will not deviate from our commitment to provide only the most dynamic and experienced people to our customers. Stratagem has extensive experience in successfully identifying the top rated executives and senior management who drive the mergers and acquisition market worldwide.

Our officers are as follows:

jim micbrideJames McBride: CEO

Jim McBride is a veteran business development and deal origination professional with over 31 years of experience. He has worked in senior sales and management positions for N.V Philips of the Netherlands, Computer Sciences Corporation, Resource One, and The ProAction Group. Jim founded and was Managing Principal of Worldnet Corporation for 15 years. Under his direction, the firm sold over $55 million in information technology consulting services.

Jim has successfully developed high value relationships within most of the Fortune 500, middle market companies across a wide spectrum of industries, public accounting firms, as well as many prominent firms within the investment community such as private equity, hedge funds, trading firms, etc. His background overarches value creation through operational improvements, human capital, technology, business development, executive transformation and capital sourcing.

Jim has an overriding commitment to relational excellence in his business processes. His orientation is to nurture fruitful, long term relationships. He believes this approach places trust building at the forefront of deal making, and is particularly important in today’s challenging global business climate.

Jim is currently a Sr. Advisor with the Peakstone Capital Group as well as a Sr. Principal with the Samurai Business Group. He is an active member of The Chicago Fellowship and is founder of the Chicago faith-based charity, Give a Kid a Break. Jim is a resident of Chicago where he attended the University of Chicago and Northwestern University.