National Leader Aerospace & Defense, KPMG
Jim Adams is a principal with KPMG in the Industrial Manufacturing Strategy practice bringing over 20 years of experience in aerospace & defense, energy, technology, and highly engineered products and services. He specializes in strategy-based transformation, corporate strategy / corporate development, acquisition support, and improving company and product competitiveness, including operations / margin improvement Prior to joining KPMG, Jim was with PwC Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) for over 12 years. His most recent role was the U.S. Aerospace and Defense strategy practice leader for Strategy&. Previously, Jim worked at Boeing for about ten years with roles in engineering, operations, and program management. He also spent two years with Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory where he assisted in design and manufacture of ultra-violet sensors for space-based observation. Jim also had a short tenure with Toyota Financial Services in the Treasury group as a Senior Derivatives Analyst. Jim earned a MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a MS in Engineering from UCLA (he was a Hughes Fellowship recipient for his MS in Engineering). Jim’s undergraduate degree is from the University of California Berkeley with a BS degree in Engineering. Jim is also a U.S. Army veteran.