During his consulting career spanning three decades, Jim has successfully designed recruitment and retention strategies for management and clinical personnel both in the United States and overseas, provided a wide variety of consulting services including The Joint Commission mock surveys, interim management, and clinical, operational and financial consulting to surgical and transplant services for healthcare facilities. Founded in 1986, Jim's vision to build a company focused on attention to client needs has become the hallmark of Guidry & East's professional reputation. His vast experience in negotiating, communicating, and problem solving, in addition to his extensive network of healthcare professionals, has allowed Jim to offer his clients a variety of highly specialized consulting services. Jim received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He obtained his MEd from the University of Houston, and a MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.