James B. Wood

US-East EY Private Family Enterprise Business Services Managing Director

I love working with family business owners – they have an opportunity to impact the world for generations. My family legacy includes my beautiful wife and two daughters who continue to inspire me.

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Jim is a practitioner in business governance related to the growth and development of multigenerational family enterprise businesses and is author of the book, “The Next Level: Essential Strategies for Breakthrough Growth.”

Prior to EY, Jim held various leadership roles in a third-generation family-owned food company.

Jim has an MBA from Cornell University, an MS from Northeastern University and a BA from SUNY Potsdam.

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