Jim Traficant

CEO & Managing Partner, Pinkston Strategy
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Jim Traficant is the CEO and Managing Partner of Pinkston Strategy with over 30 years of executive, strategic, and operational leadership in government, commercial and international markets. He served as President of ASM Research leading the Accenture acquisition to triple in three years. He previously served as President of Harris Healthcare Solutions where he expanded the business from an idea to $200M in five years serving government, commercial, and international healthcare organizations across six countries. In similar fashion, Jim created Accenture’s DoD health and Veterans Affairs businesses from an idea to several hundred million in less than five years.

Jim’s industry experience includes Aerospace & Defense, Intelligence, and Healthcare as well as M&A, product development, and IT services. Jim has served on the Boards for Software Technology Inc, Cancer Treatment Services International, and the first Johns Hopkins Medicine Joint Venture called Peake Healthcare – which Jim also co-founded. The pivot from Defense to healthcare resulted from Jim’s experience as a two-time liver transplant survivor. Jim still serves at Johns Hopkins as an executive member of the Innovation Advisory Council.

Jim has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Geneva College and MBA from George Washington University. He is married to Gwen Richards Traficant and they have two grown children who also live in Northern Virginia.