About Jim Reiman
As a negotiating professional, Jim brings to the table 18 years experience as a lawyer in US law firms negotiating and documenting complex domestic and international transactions, followed by 20+ years as an international business executive and public company, private company and not-for-profit board director. Jim currently serves an arbitrator and mediator of domestic and international commercial disputes, serves on boards of directors of public and private companies, and teaches and coaches negotiation and strategic business decision making as a consultant and at leading business schools and other institutions around the world, including the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School’s Oxford Programme on Negotiation.
Jim practiced law in Chicago, IL (USA) for 18 years before accepting a senior executive position with a NASDAQ listed auction company at which he created and executed the company’s e-commerce strategy. In 2002, he was asked to take-over and turn-around a failing chain of cell phone stores in China, a company at which he served as CEO and then Chairman, grew from 35 to 250+ stores over 5 years and subsequent growth to 400+ stores (2013), and took public on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market in 2005. During that period Jim successfully unwound a public/private joint venture with one of China’s largest SOE’s, becoming one of the first to accomplish such while preserving strong governmental relations, and grew the company’s revenue from US$ 2.25 million to US$ 250+ million in 2012. In 2011, Jim stepped off the Board of the Chinese company to build a US and Canadian business which developed and sold aerodynamic enhancing products for heavy duty trucks. In this capacity, he co-developed and co-invented technologies which have been awarded 19 domestic and international patents.
He is the author of Negotiation Simplified: A Framework and Process for Understanding and Improving Negotiation Results, published by Amplify Publishing, an imprint of Mascot Books, Herndon, VA, 2021 Amplify Publishing.
Jim is a graduate of Columbia University, New York (USA) (BA), Northwestern University School of Law (JD) (USA), and also holds a Certificate from the Advanced Executive Program, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (USA). He is the past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, North America Branch, and past Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section’s Dispute Resolution Committee.
For more information about Jim, see his arbitration/mediation website (www.ReimanADR.com) and the website for his book Negotiation Simplified: A Framework and Process for Understanding and Improving Negotiating Results (www.NegotiationSimplifiedBook.