James J. Talerico, Jr. LION (29,400+ Followers)

James J. Talerico, Jr. LION (29,400+ Followers)

CEO Greater Prairie Business Consulting

Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Management Consulting

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James J. Talerico, Jr. LION (29,400+ Followers)'s Overview

  • CEO & Founder at Greater Prairie Business Consulting
  • Sr. Project Manager / Former Executive Advisory Board Member at HCMM, Inc
  • Project Manager at Legacy Analytics
  • Partner at American Road Warriors, LLC.
  • Vice President of Reengineering at National Consulting Firm
  • Director of Client Satisfaction / Quality / Results Assurance at Two-(2) Different Management Consulting Firms Specializing in the Small to Mid-Sized (SMB) Market.
  • Director of Business Development at Houston-Based Operational Consulting Firm.
  • Litigation Consultant at National Litigation Support Group Owned By a Large International Financial Services Organization
  • New York Real Estate Development Company at New York Based Real Estate Holding Company
  • Securities / Commodities Broker at Wall Street Investment Banker / Ntl' Commodities Option House / Leading Regional Brokerage Firm
  • Regional Operations Manager at NYSE Traded International Service Organization
  • North Brunswick Township High School, North Brunswick, NJ

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James J. Talerico, Jr. LION (29,400+ Followers)'s Summary

Over 30 Years of Diversified Business Experience.

Founder & CEO, Greater Prairie Business Consulting. Offering small, mid-sized and large companies results-oriented consulting services utilizing proven, proprietary process designed to improve biz performance. Through strategic alliances, GPBC also provides important ancillary svcs, such as business financing -- including commercial loans, business brokerage services, succession planning -- including financial planning & tax advisory svcs, BPO, IT consulting / web design, and bookkeeping & payroll svcs.

Management Consulting Experience:

Assist entrepreneurs of private & publicly-traded SMBs maximize their business’ potential by aligning people, processes, assets & technology behind a competitive business model. Implement results-based changes from the methodical findings of comprehensive analysis designed to identify existing horizontal & vertical disconnects. Create a focused strategy, organizational structure, financial benchmarks & measurement systems to monitor operational inputs, throughputs & outputs. Boost employee productivity; communications, sales & cash flow. Strengthen existing systems, procedures & controls. Train mgmt to control, continuously improve overall organizational performance + manage beyond processes to make better strategic decisions in response to changing market forces. Elevate leadership, team building & mgmt skills. Also have experience in corporate training, customer surveys & traditional merchant banking svcs -- including debt & equity financing, mezzanine financing, venture capital svcs, asset-based financing, SBA Loans, etc.

Collectively improved the sales and profit performance of these SMBs by millions of dollars as a result of a multitude of quality, process, productivity, pricing, cost & revenue enhancement strategies, while also transforming the lifestyle of its owners, as an Analyst, Consultant, Project Manager, Director of Quality, and Division Vice President.


(Start-ups to Fortune 500 - C&S Corps., LLCs., Part, Sole Prop; INC. 500, Franchises, ESOPs, Minority Owned & Family Bizs) Real Estate; Fnl Svcs; Pro Svc Org; Banks / Mtg Brokers; Engg Firms; Mfg; Svc Cos; R&D; Transport - Distribution: Telecoms; Const; Contractors; Job Shop Ops; Retail / Whlesale; Restaurants; Auto / Boat Dealerships; Aviation; Computer Hard/Software; Ag; Forestry, O&G/AltEnergy; Education; Govt. Contractors; Non-Profits; Disaster Svcs.; Med Equipt & Health Care Providers.

James J. Talerico, Jr. LION (29,400+ Followers)'s Experience

CEO & Founder

Greater Prairie Business Consulting

May 2004Present (10 years 5 months) Las Colinas, Texas (DFW)

Our results-oriented consulting svcs are designed to make improving any business a quick, easy, educational, long-lasting financially rewarding experience. Our svcs are offered as part of a 3 step proprietary process that includes (i) an objective, comprehensive business analysis - findings rpt, (ii) assistance with change implementation/achievement & (iii) a post consulting follow up program -- second to none -- designed to ensure alignment & attainment and a substantial project ROI. What makes us unique in the industry -- besides our 12 month follow up program that is important as studies reveal that 60% of change can be difficult to implement -- is our method of payment (which includes no upfront cost and a guarantee of value several times in excess of our fees "we let our clients define,") and our contractual commitment (that requires we prove our worth each day we work on site for you.)

Through strategic alliances we also provide the important above mentioned SMB services. A portion of company profits used to support the environment and SMBs around the world.

Since 2003, Greater Prairie Business Consulting has maintained an A+ Rating by the Better Business Bureau.

Sr. Project Manager / Former Executive Advisory Board Member


October 2009Present (5 years) Greater Cincinnati Area

I have worked as a Senior Project Manager, on a project basis, with the current owners of HCMM, Inc., on and off, for more than a decade. During this time, HCMM, Inc.has maintained an A+ rating from the B.B.B. Under different owners, I served briefly as an Executive Advisory Board Member for this national management consulting firm focusing on small to mid-sized companies headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.

Project Manager

Legacy Analytics

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Management Consulting industry

June 2013October 2013 (5 months) Greater Chicago Area

Worked, when requested, on a project basis as a Project Manager for this national SMB consulting firm that was ranked among the INC 500 List of "fastest growing companies in the US" in 2013.


American Road Warriors, LLC.

January 2008December 2012 (5 years) Dallas, TX / Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Areas

Developmental stage business travel / social networking site / phone app catering to business travelers in the US that endeavors to take the experience of being a "road warrior" to the next level.

Vice President of Reengineering

National Consulting Firm

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; BAC; Banking industry

October 2005July 2008 (2 years 10 months) Greater Chicago Area

Managed a consulting division for national practice offering Fortune 500 level consulting to privately held businesses up to $100 MM utilizing its' patented Activity- Based Management (ABM) methodology.

Director of Client Satisfaction / Quality / Results Assurance

Two-(2) Different Management Consulting Firms Specializing in the Small to Mid-Sized (SMB) Market.

January 2001December 2007 (7 years) Chicago, IL & Dallas, TX

Responsible for client relations, post- project alignment / ROI attainment, consultant training, and hundreds of on-site and off-site project quality reviews for both an award winning national management consulting firm located in the Greater Chicago Area, and a fast-growing international management consulting firm based in Dallas, Texas. Worked with thousands of SMBs for these two-(2) firms in this role.

Director of Business Development

Houston-Based Operational Consulting Firm.

May 2003May 2005 (2 years 1 month) Greater Houston, TX Area

Managed telemarketing and sales departments for start-up, Houston-based business operations consulting firm. Developed, trained & managed telemarketing and direct sales approach resulting in consistent, weekly sales. Personally responsible for roughly 50% of all company sales, and over 95% of all revenues generated by firm over a two year period. Grew the company roughly 50% in the first year, and almost 80% (on an annualized basis) during the second, engaging SMBs with an average of $12 MM in sales. Instrumental in perfecting the company's successful launch of its small business mentoring program, as well as its' entree into the Fortune 500 market.

Litigation Consultant

National Litigation Support Group Owned By a Large International Financial Services Organization

November 1997October 1999 (2 years) Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Assisted attorneys involved in complex business litigation with analyses of business records, documents, financial information, and calculation of damages on anti-trust, breach of contract, lost profits, professional malpractice, usury, non-compete violations, wrongful terminations, and failed S&L lawsuits.

New York Real Estate Development Company

New York Based Real Estate Holding Company

May 1987April 1990 (3 years) Greater Philadelphia Area / Cherry Hill, NJ

Responsible for leasing, sales, and property management activities on cooperative conversion project in prestigous surburban community outside of Philadelphia, PA. Former Licensed New Jersey Real Estate Salesperson.

Securities / Commodities Broker

Wall Street Investment Banker / Ntl' Commodities Option House / Leading Regional Brokerage Firm

July 1986May 1988 (1 year 11 months) Greater New York City Area / New Jersey

Furnished financial products, portfolio strategies, and investment banking consultations to hundreds of individual and institutional investors. Sold IPOs on Wall St. in emerging growth companies, like Guess Jeans and Kenneth Cole Shoes, for Firm rated as #1 in underwriting profits to their clients by Forbes Magazine. Also, worked for the largest regional brokerage firm in New Jersey, and a sizable national firm specializing in commodity options. Past Certifications include: General Securities Representative (Series 7,) Commodities Future Representative (Series 3,) U.S.A.L.E. State Securities Law License (Series 63.)

Regional Operations Manager

NYSE Traded International Service Organization

September 1982June 1986 (3 years 10 months) Greater New York City Area / New Jersey

Rose from entry level position to the youngest regional operations manager in company responsible for its 4th largest branch office, and over 300 employees at numerous Fortune 500 locations throughout seven-(7) counties in Central New Jersey.

James J. Talerico, Jr. LION (29,400+ Followers)'s Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Volunteer

      Habitat for Humanity International
      • Poverty Alleviation
      1993 present (21 years)

      Worked side-by-side with future homeowners -- as a laborer -- on multi-unit housing project in Newark, New Jersey.

    • Volunteer

      VITA / TCE Tax Preparation - A Program Sponsored by the IRS
      • Social Services
      1995 present (19 years)

      Received the required training to help prepare personal tax returns for senior citizen and economically disadvantaged at no charge to the taxpayer, during the 1995 tax year in Edison, New Jersey.

    • Volunteer

      New Brunswick Tommorrow
      • Environment
      1993 present (21 years)

      Assisted with annual effort to beautify the "hub city" by cleaning up trash in historic, downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey.

    • Volunteer

      Elijah's Promise
      • Poverty Alleviation
      1993 present (21 years)

      Volunteered time assisting the economically disadvantaged at soup kitchen in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

    • Volunteer

      Patterson Falls Annual River Clean-Up
      • Environment
      1994 present (20 years)

      Volunteered time assisting with annual river clean-up to help preserve the natural habitat at the Historic Patterson Falls, located in Patterson, New Jersey.

    • President / CEO

      Greater Prairie Business Council
      • Environment
      January 2013 present (1 year 9 months)

      Greater Prairie Business Council donates resources to enhance local landscapes with native Texas plants and grasses. Last year, for instance, Greater Prairie Business Council donated hundreds of prickly pear cacti to organizations such as the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas, Texas, The Prairie Dog Exhibit at the Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Center (LLELC), in Lewisville, Texas, Zera Coffee, a non-profit café located in downtown, Denton, Texas, and Wildcat Nursery, located in Portland, Texas.

James J. Talerico, Jr. LION (29,400+ Followers)'s Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • German

    (Elementary proficiency)

James J. Talerico, Jr. LION (29,400+ Followers)'s Skills & Expertise

  1. Venture Capital
  2. Entrepreneur
  3. Entrepreneurship
  4. Strategy Development
  5. Start-ups
  6. Management Consulting
  7. Mergers
  8. Business Strategy
  9. Business Planning
  10. Private Equity
  11. Strategic Partnerships
  12. Restructuring
  13. Capital
  14. New Business Development
  15. Due Diligence
  16. Strategic Consulting
  17. Small Business
  18. Funding
  19. BPO
  20. P&L Management
  21. Market Analysis
  22. IPO
  23. Franchising
  24. Business Modeling
  25. Marketing Strategy
  26. Business Transformation
  27. Social Networking
  28. Business Management
  29. Strategic Planning
  30. Strategic Thinking
  31. Acquisition Integration
  32. Valuation
  33. Analytics
  34. Debt
  35. Competitive Analysis
  36. Corporate Development
  37. Executive Management
  38. E-commerce
  39. Thought Leadership
  40. Investments
  41. Financial Modeling
  42. Management
  43. Strategy
  44. Business Development
  45. Business Analysis
  46. Business Process Improvement
  47. CRM
  48. Team Building
  49. Leadership
  50. Market Research

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James J. Talerico, Jr. LION (29,400+ Followers)'s Education

The University of Texas at Arlington

MBA, Masters in Business Adminstration


Dean's List.

Activities and Societies: (50% + Complete.)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick

BA, English


In addition to earning a B.A. in English, I successfully completed over 2 years of courses in Engineering at Rutgers School of Engineering.

Activities and Societies: Worked my way through college in a plethora of jobs that helped shape my strong work ethic.

Thomas Edison State College

BSBA, Business Studies


Graduated with honors.

Activities and Societies: Accumulated over 100 additional undergraduate credits, and almost the same number of continuing education units (CEUs) in business and related studies, including six sigma and lean management principles, and earned three- (3) Associate Degrees (with honors) A.A. Management, A.A. Marketing, and A.S. Accounting from Middlesex Community College, located in Edison, New Jersey -- before enrolling at TESC, where I completed my bachelor's degree in business.

North Brunswick Township High School, North Brunswick, NJ

HS Diploma, College Prep


Graduated in the top 10% of my class.

James J. Talerico, Jr. LION (29,400+ Followers)'s Additional Information


Passionate about my girlfriend Faith, Business, Traveling, Good Food, Wine & Coffee, Reading, Movies, Cultural Events, the Arts, Antiques, Chess, Denton, TX, the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas, and the West, in general !

Groups and Associations:

Institute of Management Consultants (Processing for CMC Designation;) Texas Society of CPAs - Associate Member; Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Dallas - Ft. Worth (2010;) Turnaround Management Association - DFW Chapter (2010.)

Honors and Awards:

Consistently ranked among the "Top "Small Business Consultants Followed on Twitter." Appeared as Panel Guest on MSNBC's "Your Business" segment entitled "When to Sell Your Business." Promote small businesses / industry trends on Bloomberg Talk Radio; Client success stories written up in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Daily Herald, and Dallas Business Journal; quoted in the New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Denton Record Chronicle; further published articles in numerous industry trade publications and blogs. Interviewed on SMB Trends' Internet Radio Show, where I provided listeners with my "5 Tips to Attract Angel Investors." Mentioned in "Get Connected: The Social Networking Toolkit for Business'" a book published by the Entrepreneur Press. Contributing author featured in the 2013 Edition of "Little Giant: Game Changing Strategies for Small Business Owners, a compendium of 50 cutting-edge thought leaders, coaches, trainers, and consultants."

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