Jim graduated from Hawthorne College in Antrim, NH with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science in 1987 and obtained his Master’s in Computer Science from Boston University in 2007. Jim worked for several software startups as a software developer early in his career before spending almost 20 years with a privately held Commercial Property and Casualty insurance company based in Manchester, NH. Jim joined ConEst Software Systems in November of 2014 as a senior software developer before purchasing Hutchinson’s Candy with his wife Pam in August of 2015.
Jim worked with his wife at Hutchinson’s which involved moving the company from Hampton, NH to Londonderry, NH and building numerous efficiencies into the overall operation. After modernizing the production process, adding new equipment and increasing sales, Jim left his position as CFO of Hutchinson’s and re-joined ConEst in February 2017 just prior to the acquisition of ConEst by JDM Technology Group. Shortly after the acquisition Jim was appointed President of ConEst where he presently oversees a dynamic group of software professionals and provides insight and direction across all business functions.