Dr. Jim White
Dr. Jim White is the Founder and CEO of JL White International, LLC. He also serves as Chairman and CEO of Post Harvest Technologies, Inc. and Growers Ice Company, Inc., and Founder and CEO of PHT Opportunity Fund LP. Jim is the author of several acclaimed books—most recently, Broken America: Ten Guiding Principles to Restore America and Opportunity Investing: How to Revitalize Urban and Rural Communities with Opportunity Funds.
He is also author of the best-seller What’s My Purpose? A Journey of Personal and Professional Growth, which has been lauded by such industry leaders as Steven M.R. Covey and Jack Canfield.
Jim is also the founder of the customized yearlong, leadership and management transformation process, The Circle of Success; Jim White’s Classic Movie Series; and The Red Carpet Tour. These innovative events have attracted more than 100,000 participants worldwide, including Fortune 500 CEOs, management teams, entrepreneurs, governments, and trade associations.
Dr. Jim White first found his entrepreneurial spirit at age five when he created his first business -collecting and selling Coke bottles to help support his family. From these humble beginnings, Jim went on to serve his country in Vietnam before entering the corporate world upon his return. Along the way, he would go from high school dropout to academic triumph-eventually earning a B.S. in Civil Engineering, an MBA, and a PhD in Psychology and Organizational Behavior.
Dr. White achieved international recognition as CEO of Blount World Trade Corporation, owner and Managing Director of ACEC Centrifugal Pumps NV, Belgium, and as Vice-President and Division Manager of Ingersoll Rand Equipment Corporation.
Throughout his career, he has bought, expanded, and sold 23 companies, operating in 44 countries. Jim has acquired failing businesses to revive and develop them into profitable enterprises using his business turnaround strategy. To date, Jim has generated more than $1.8 billion in revenue.