(Newtown, CT – 1/31/2022) On behalf of the Roman family and Taunton’s Board, I’m pleased to announce that Jim Tenner has been elected to serve as a member of Taunton Inc.’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Jim is an independent advisor and fractional COO to multiple corporate clients, providing services including strategy development, process improvement, organizational and leadership development, and corporate M&A. He is a senior officer and Vice President of Vivaeve, a medical practice management organization for women’s health in New York City. Jim serves as Chairman of the Board of Aural Analytics in New York City and sits on the board of Bite, Inc., a leader in the digital restaurant ordering market. Jim is an advisor to several hospitality firms including Getaway and Bode, and to Linus, a brain health startup.
Previously Jim founded and led Broadleaf Services, Inc., a firm providing managed IT services, value-added resale, systems integration, and consulting for regional clients in Massachusetts from 2002 until its sale in 2016.
Earlier in his career, Jim was President and COO of Family Education Network, Inc. leading to its sale to Pearson, PLC. Jim began his career at AT&T and then AT&T Capital, eventually serving as President & COO of AT&T Credit Corporation and AT&T Capital’s Leasing Services, a $2B vendor leasing company.
Jim is a graduate of Middlebury College and received an MBA from Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. In his spare time, Jim is an amateur woodworker, and has restored a 1957 Lyman wooden boat with his son. Jim also enjoys gardening, boating, and trying new foods. He resides in Concord, Mass. with his wife Cindy. Jim enjoys spending time with his children and granddaughter, who all reside in the Boston area.
We are sure Jim’s broad business expertise leading and advising companies through strategy formation and growth will provide great value to Taunton as we develop our own path forward over these next several years. We are looking forward to Jim’s insights, new approaches, and personal enthusiast mindset in our work together.