Jim Collins is an investor and adviser, he has helped launch several SMBEs. He served Massachusetts in elected office as State Representative and then Legislative Secretary to a Governor. Formerly the New England Regional VP for Cassidy and Associates, a prominent Washington DC based public affairs firm, Jim has advised banks, universities, unions, trade associations and corporate clients in the process of government and the influence of pressure groups on public policy.

Jim earned a MS in Public Relations from Boston University, a BS in Urban Planning and Mathematics from University of Massachusetts at Boston and a Global Business Professional Certification from NASBITE International. He is an inductee into the University of Massachusetts, Boston Athletics Hall of Fame as both an individual athlete and team member.