About RDI: Meet Some of Our People

Jim / Corporate

Jim

President

Current Branch: Corporate

At RDI Since: 1995

Starting Position: Principal

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What has surprised you at RDI?
As we have grown, it has surprised me how we have been able to provide people autonomy for what they are doing, but that we are still able to head in the same direction.
What are your roles/responsibilities at RDI (not job title)?
My main roles as President include defining our culture and business strategies and then helping others execute them.
How has RDI benefited your career?
I have learned a lot here about both business and people. I think the trick is to hire the right people who can continue to bring new ideas into RDI to continue to keep us moving forward.
What has been your favorite project at RDI? Why?
The RDI Intranet. While it is not perfect, it is an example of what technology can do for a business to get the right information to people at the right time and move people into roles where they can make decisions, not just perform tasks.
What skills do you enjoy using?
I like a combination of technical work as well as management and working with people.
What can you not live without?
Exercise and being outdoors.
What inspires you?
Working with smart people who are engaged. The best is when you collaborate on an issue and leave with a solution, not really knowing whose idea it was because everyone was contributing.