Jim originally joined GCG in 1989 to build GCG's Employee Benefits division in Illinois. After 13 years of leading the firm to tremendous growth in this area, he decided to try his skills on the carrier side of the business. In 2003 Jim joined United Healthcare as Vice President of sales for Colorado and New Mexico. His responsibilities included developing and managing a large sales and support team, developing marketing strategies for new products and services, and driving growth in membership and profitability. In 2006, Jim was promoted to a regional and national role in large accounts with the responsibility of creating and launching new products around consumer-driven strategies. Jim returned to GCG in August 2009 after a five-year stint at United Healthcare. Currently, he leads GCG Denver's Employee Benefit Division, developing sales staff and support services and driving growth initiatives for the firm. He also develops vendor relationships, creates sales strategies, and drives growth by attracting new customers. Jim lives in South Denver, Colorado with his wife and three kids. His hobbies include playing and coaching hockey, golfing and skiing when time permits. Education: B.A., Communications, University of Denver, 1985.