Senior Partner VP, IBM Consulting

Jim Bales is a Vice President in IBM’s Consulting Organization where he has responsibility for SAP RISE and Enterprise Asset Management solutions across Communications Sector (E&U, M&E, CSI, Telco industries) for the Americas. He also provides focused industry support on Energy and Utility clients and provides executive oversight at several client accounts. In this role, he is responsible for sales and delivery, as well as overall strategy. He is focused on delivering value to IBM’s clients and uses his deep industry skills and experience to help establish new markets and opportunities for industry clients and IBM.

Mr. Bales is also the IBM Senior State Executive (SSE) for Florida and Puerto Rico and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Florida Chamber of Commerce. In this role, Jim provides leadership for IBM Florida and Puerto Rico communities providing linkage to our Corporate Citizenship and Community Activities. He is also the focal point for crisis and emergency management and serves as a liaison to Federal and State government.

Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Bales worked for both “Big 5” and tier 1 management consulting firms and held various management positions in the power generation and energy delivery business units at a major electric utility. Mr. Bales holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s in business administration from Northern Illinois University.