James M. Walter

(800) 535 4841

jimwalter@theEAP.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Employee Services, Wellsville, NY/Albany, NY/Boston, MA


Provider of Employee Assistance Programs to over 1500 employer organizations located throughout the US and Canada.
Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for all operations and the delivery of services to over 800,000 Members.

Improved the value for Clients and Members by expanding benefits for employees and added new employer assistance services. The company now offers the broadest benefit menu of any EAP. Increased service delivery capability with the addition of 20,000 clinical providers. This guarantees local provider access for every EAP member. Introduced the most rigorous quality assurance program in the EAP industry.

ManagedComp, Boston, MA


Nation’s leading managed care workers’ compensation administrator with over $200 million in premiums under management. Originally a subsidiary of Tufts' Health, then spun out as stand alone entity that partnered with insurance companies to provide marketing and workers’ comp administrative services.
Chief Executive Officer

Directed all operations and financial activities, with six senior management reports overseeing finance, marketing, field operations, underwriting, human resources, and administration.

  • Started up and led the organization through a decade of 20%-compounded growth, posting the best track record in the industry.
  • Built a 450-person organization with 13 service offices serving 6000 clients.
  • Expanded company from single market provider to a decentralized organization, capable of delivering service to employers in 44 states.
  • Created unique service model that eliminated 25 % of the workers’ compensation claim cost.
  • Delivered double-digit ROE in every year but one, while funding the cost of the national expansion of the organization.


Tufts Health Plans, Boston, MA

A leading HMO and managed care company.
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development

Directed all marketing, customer service and new venture activity.

  • Moved the organization from a burn rate that would have bankrupted the company, to profitability in one year. Built annual volume from $2 million to over $500 million.
  • Instituted marketing strategies that grew the brand from ninth to third market share position, achieving volume and profit targets in eight of the nine years.
  • Created diversification strategy and led product development that moved the organization from a one product platform to multiple products serving different market segments.
  • Started two new companies: The Total Health Plan, a managed care/indemnity hybrid health plan and ManagedComp, a managed care workers’ compensation administrator. Each has annual premium volume that exceeds $200,000,000. 

Leisure Fabricators/Sailrider, Inc., Providence, RI

This plastics manufacturer offered a product line that ranged from sailboards and small boats to sub-contract plastic parts for the aircraft industry.
President

  • Started up and directed all operations.
  • Built company to $6 million in sales.
  • Created a national sales and distribution organization that consisted of 10 independent representative organizations and over 200 dealers throughout the U.S.
  • Expanded and diversified the product line to include industrial parts sub-contracting

Compton Advertising, Account Executive
Hicks and Greist, Vice-President Account Supervisor
Cunningham & Walsh, Vice-President Account Supervisor


Managed accounts for these New York based advertising agencies.

  • Created advertising and marketing strategies for a variety of consumer product and service companies including Procter & Gamble, Hamilton Beach, National Bank of North America, Dixie Cups and Plates, Topps Chewing Gum, and Borden Foods.

Education
BA, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
MBA, Baruch College, City University of New York, New York, NY 

Other
Past President and Director - Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts
Adjunct Lecturer - Northeastern University, Ohio University and Sacred Heart University
Guest Lecurer - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan), Harvard University (Graduate School of Business)