James Wind, MBA
Co-Founder, Managing Director & Partner
James (Jim) Wind is a highly seasoned corporate and social services executive with a long and successful track record leading organizations; developing and implementing strategic plans and operating programs; and expanding service capabilities while fostering healthy organizations and promoting equity and social justice.
After achieving his MBA from the Harvard Business School, Jim spent the next 30 years managing new company start-ups and rapid growth corporate businesses. This was followed by a decade of founding and direction of large, high-impact non-profit organizations in the fields of education, mental health, and environmental services. In his non-profit roles, Jim has built a strong reputation throughout the community for investing in others and helping organizations expand critical services by integrating business acumen with solutions for marginalized and underserved populations.
With expertise in the areas of executive leadership, general management and strategic planning; finance, technology, and service operations; and marketing, fundraising, and new program development … some of Jim’s more notable past accomplishments have included direction of a national, highly profitable $250 million, 1,300-employee educational services business; transformational development and expansion of a $30 million, 60-site, 1,000-employee non-profit social services organization; successful operations and financial turnarounds for numerous distressed entities; and the founding and sale of an Internet firm.
Jim has served as a faculty member at the University of Southern California’s Doctor of Social Work program, as well as a strategic innovator, developer, and leader of its online degree, military social work, nursing, telehealth, and re-entry programs. In addition to founding and leading Capstone Solutions, he is also the co-founder of a chain of addiction treatment operations in the southwest.