Jim Devine co-founded Hipereon, Inc. in 1999. Prior to starting Hipereon, Inc., he served as a senior consultant with Moss Adams Advisory Services with special focus on financial management, strategic planning and ownership transition training for financial institutions and businesses. He has trained thousands of lenders, business owners and accountants throughout the U.S. and abroad. For more than 30 years, Jim has been active in managing, financing, and buying and selling closely held businesses.
Prior to joining MAAS, he was Manager of Acquisitions for DLW Enterprises, Inc., and served as CEO of two manufacturing businesses. He also served ten years with Seattle First National Bank as Vice President, as well as Manager of the bank’s Trust Business Management Services and Business Advisory Services Departments.
He served as a faculty chair at the Stonier Graduate School of Banking in Philadelphia and as a faculty member at the National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University and the Graduate Banking School at the University of Wisconsin. Jim is the co-creator and served as a lead faculty member for the prestigious California Bankers Association Commercial Lending School and the Oregon Bankers Lending Institute. He is also a co-creator and lead faculty member for CUES School of Business Lending which provides business credit training to credit union staff members on a national basis.
Jim co-authored Risk Management Associates (RMA), "Understanding Your Small Business Customer" training series and facilitated their national small business round tables on managing business banking practices. He has conducted numerous consulting assignments for financial institutions dealing with managing and implementing business banking practices. Further, he has been a featured speaker at conferences sponsored by numerous national banking organizations, business groups, and trade associations.
Jim holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Montana and a MBA from Southern Illinois University. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, a national scholastic honorary society for business school graduates.