How I can help you

I can help you build a successful business in the areas of business planning, operations, finance and employee development.

Over my 35+ year career I have contributed to a wide range of for profit businesses ranging from startups to Fortune 500 corporations.  I have held executive and management positions including President, Chief Operatiing Officer and Chief Financial Officer.  My industry focus was the technology sector, specifically  business computers, electronic design automation software, web based product configuration software, recruitment and employee management software, business process management software and internet marketing.

I retired a few years ago but still enjoy engaging with the business community.  Although my industry focus was technology, my experience and the things I enjoy about business apply to virtually all industries.  I enjoy addressing the critical elements of business planning like understanding customer needs, evaluating competition and picking the right distribution channel.  Also, I am passionate about developing leaders and building high performing teams.  Finally, a good portion of my career was spent developing and measuring financial forecasts which is critical to the success of all businesses.






Areas of Expertise

  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Business Operations
  • Technology & IT Services

Industry Experience

  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Technical & Scientific Services
  • Professional & Business Services


1977 The University of Michigan, Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting


1981 Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Master of Business Administration - Finance and Operations

James Luttenbacher

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video