Jim Butcher, Founder and Managing Partner
As a strategist, innovator and advisor, Jim Butcher has over 25 years’ experience providing key insights and engaging senior decision makers to make better decisions across corporate, governments, civic and non-profit sectors. Having worked globally with leading Fortune 100 companies to innovative tech start-ups, he uses advanced strategic thinking and scenario planning approaches, innovation, and customized engagement and leadership models to lead organizations to improved results today.
He created Entegra Partners around two principles: first, uncertainties need not lead to paralysis but rather new strategic insights that help you navigate and excel in today’s times. Second, the world is facing more systemic and complex problems, from technology acceleration, globalization, higher education to climate and energy challenges, which require new, innovative approaches and often multi-stakeholder or system leadership solutions.
Previously, Jim served as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and a Senior Partner with the Global Business Network (GBN), the world’s leading global scenario planning consultancy. In both roles, he developed deep expertise in strategic and scenario planning across all industry sectors, complex systems, sustainability, leadership and social and sustainable impact investing. His early career with the Ford Foundation, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and working with the Clinton Administration provided a broad foundation in new strategy, foresight and innovation approaches, leadership development, and more effectively addressing complex, system leadership issues that cross traditional institutional boundaries.
His most recent work includes helping corporate clients with developing new strategies in autos, technology convergence and acceleration, energy (both oil & gas and renewables) and healthcare. In higher education, he has worked with state, academic and non-profits around the challenges facing higher education. Around complex problems such as climate change, he has worked with government and non-profit groups around new innovative approaches to provide more system leadership. And, with financing challenges for new start-up companies and social impact investing, he has been an advisor for capital raising, growth and strategic planning from foundations, new collaborations, private equity, venture capital to wealth advisors.
A compelling speaker and world-class facilitator, Jim shares his experience and expertise in a variety of settings, as well as guest lecturer at leading universities and business schools, including University of Oxford (Said Business School), Yale, Stanford, and Cornell Universities.
Jim received his M.A. and B.A. degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Oxford University, England, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. His undergraduate degree is in civil and environmental engineering from Utah State University. He has served on various advisory panels, including the National Academy of Sciences, American Water Foundation, and the Leadership Council of the Corporate Eco-Forum (CEF).