Jim started JLS Mailing Services with his acquisition of Joyce Letter Shop in 1983. Joyce Letter Shop, started in 1920, was one of the first letter shops in the country. Jim renamed the company JLS Mailing Services as part of his plan to revitalize the company. He became an expert in the areas of mail stream and postal automation and transformed JLS into one of the first shops to offer presort services. Over the years, Jim responded to the changes he witnessed in USPS automation requirements and technological innovations by steadily investing in the right equipment to capitalize on JLS' capabilities. To grow and evolve the business to meet his clients' needs, he expanded his services to include document management, direct mail fundraising, and mail marketing.
Jim maintains close ties with the USPS and key suppliers of technology and equipment. Today, his mission at JLS is to mentor the strategic growth of the company, its service offering and key industry relationships. Prior to founding JLS, Jim worked for Tabs Associates, a national presort services company, in Baltimore . He rose in the Tabs organization and was eventually transferred to Boston to serve as regional vice president.
Jim is a graduate of Towson State University with degrees in clinical psychology and business administration.