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Jim Waters

Operating Advisor


Jim is senior operations and finance executive with over 28 years of transformational leadership experience. Jim has been a leader of numerous industrial manufacturing and OEM companies, with a demonstrated track record of financial and operations management, project management, strategic planning, acquisition and divestiture leadership, and business development. Recently, Jim served as CEO and COO of The Hillman Group, a leading North American provider of complete hardware solutions to 26,000 customers including Lowe’s, Home Depot, Tractor Supply, Ace Hardware, True Value, Do-It-Best & Walmart. Jim’s tenue at Hillman was a period of extensive growth, including seven acquisitions, significant market share gains and successful international expansion.

Before he began working at Hillman in 1999, Jim served in leadership and operational roles at Curtis Industries and Ernst & Young.

Jim currently serves on the Board of American Plastics, a Highview portfolio company.


Jim earned Bachelor of Science, Accounting from Miami University.