Personal Profile

James Burns


INVESTOR, SENIOR EXECUTIVE, DIRECTOR, CHAIRMAN NACD BOARD LEADERSHIP FELLOW CEO / PRESIDENT ••••• Senior executive with year-after-year success achieving revenue, profit, and business growth objectives within start-up, turnaround, and rapid-change environments. Extensive experience with highly engineered systems which require deep understanding of critical business drivers in multiple markets and industries; highly successful in building relationships with all levels in a company (hourly employees to investors), seizing control of critical problem areas and delivering on customer and investor commitments. Led and motivated teams and leaders of teams and managed P&L for business divisions exceeding $2 billion of capital deployed. Credentials include NACD Board Leader Fellow, Executive MBA from the University of Houston and Executive programs from Harvard, Stanford, Insead and internal Executive programs from Royal Dutch Shell. Specialties: Innovation • Governance • New Venture Startups • Board Leadership • Business Development • Organic Business Growth • Operations Management • P&L Management/Budget Planning • Controls & Assurance • Lead Negotiator • Strategic Planning • Staff Development • Performance & Quality Standards • Turnarounds • Change Management • Strategic Partnerships • Acquisitions & Integrations


Professional Details

Company Name
Hearthstone Capital
Industry Background
Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas
Field(s) of Expertise
Governance, Energy, Family Office
Area(s) of Mentorship
Not sure

Mentoring Details

Mentor Type
Business Owner
Preferred Language of Communication
Preferred Mentorship Length
I'm flexible months
Meeting Frequencies
This will vary depending on the circumstances
Number of Hours per Meeting Session
This will vary depending on the circumstances