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Tampa, FL
October 09, 2018

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James E. Turner, Ph. D ***** Saville Rowe Lane, Tampa 33625

Cell 813-***-**** Home 813-***-****

CEO/President, Executive management

Startups, Growth, IPO, and Strategic M&A Leadership

Accomplished and talented senior executive with 20 years of P&L responsibility impacting the performance, profitability and success of diverse organizations through expert orchestration of business, financial, and operational functions. Adept at leading and building effective teams, proven ability to direct business improvement through corporate-wide performance management. Results-oriented executive, decisive leader and strong team builder, ability to motivate others in order to achieve results within timeframe and budget constraints. Accustomed to challenges and working under pressure. Board and investor relations. As a public company CEO managed shareholders, investors and brokers

Experience: Bridgewater Partners, LLC 2006-Present

Managing Partner Tampa, Florida As managing partner had full responsibility for team of investment professionals and creative dealmakers focused on maximizing the financial and non-financial objectives of our clients. Represented middle market firms. Business evaluation, due diligence, and strong M&A experience and services. Provided a complete access to marketplace through proprietary databases, targeted market analysis and qualitative and quantitative research. Major areas of interest: telecommunications, wireless, fiber optics, debit card services, new technology. Board seat responsibility for investment portfolio. Maintained strong relationships throughout various industries

Social Rehabilitation Center 2009- 2011

Chief Executive Officer Doha, Qatar

Recruited to initiate a National Rehabilitation Center for the country of Qatar. Twenty five million initial startup investment. Entrepreneurial ability to develop Mission Statement, create a workable business plan and built a budget for the following three years. Originated the team spirit within an unknown environment. Recruited an hired a new President/CEO from Europe to take over the company.

ECM Financial Services 2006-2009

Chief Executive Officer Tampa, Florida

Led company through startup, growth, and the successful merger with a major player in the industry. Sales from $0 to $900,000 in fourteen months.

Raised the full start-up capital along with the growth funding needed within my network. Successfully repositioned the company from a local issuer of payroll cards to a national provider of employee financial solutions.

Created worldwide corporate direction and focus. Implemented dynamic sales, marketing and operational team. Managed company through diverse growth while giving strategic insight. Built market presence and positioned company for acquisition.

The Public Growth Company 1998-2006

Chief Executive Officer Tampa, Florida

Raised startup fund and created $10M professional services organization. Services consisted of senior management teams assessing companies with incomplete or faulty management organizations.

Created three tier approaches, CEO, CFO and Sales & Marketing Group geared to develop internal stabilization, implementation of new divisional responsibility or the direct growth of the enterprise

Sold position in the firm to partners


RehabAmerica Corporation 1996 -1998

Chief Executive Officer Tampa, Florida

Recruited by the present board to rescue firm, while simultaneously serving as CEO of the Public Growth Company.

RehabAmerica operated thirty physical rehabilitation centers, each of which had ten or more medical professionals providing a full range of rehabilitation services. Led rapid turnaround of $42million Dollar Company - taking company restructured operations and replaced senior management team. $42 million revenue, 240 employees - sold to private investors

Americare Health Group, Inc. 1991-1996

Chief Executive Officer New York, NY

Created concept and raised startup capital for a chain of national and international multi-disciplinary rehabilitation centers.

Revenues over $25M in first four years. Led IPO in third year – Grew to $94 million revenue, 640 employees - sold to consortium of private buyers.

Aviation Education Systems 1985-1991

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer New York, NY

Built and operated six aviation training schools throughout the United States and Europe.

Started company - Raised $5 million seed capital with equity relationships in Switzerland and Germany. Grew company to the third largest international private Air Traffic Company in the United States.

Completed acquisition of major competitor.

Secured private operator contracts for thirty five air traffic control towers throughout the United States and Europe. $183 million revenue, 1,600 employees – sold to private equity investors

Additional Experience

Television and radio appearances. Public Speaking. Audiences of fifteen hundred individuals; strength in individual motivation and creative abilities. Excellent team builder.

Federal Government Senior Executive Training Program. Executive level organizational Research Program

Testified before Congressional Subcommittee on Transportation issues relating to aviation, government education and privatization of the FAA

Proven track record of running a high growth P&L organization

Authored and published two books with Simon and Schuster. Both are standard text in numerous aviation education programs


Pacific Western University, B.A., Business Administration, cum laude

Pacific Western University, Ph.D, Adult Education

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