Jim Seifert is an experienced corporate executive with a wide range of transactional and operational experience. As General Counsel of three NYSE listed companies, he managed large staffs and won national recognition for innovative approaches to solve corporate needs. He lead acquisitions of companies both in the United States and abroad, and supported the integration of those acquisitions into his parent companies.
Jim holds a Masters degree in Manufacturing Systems and is a licensed parent lawyer, as such he also has a deep understanding of technology and of manufacturing operations in both chemical, disposables and equipment manufacturing.
Apart from wide ranging business experience, Jim was a member of the Minnesota State Legislature and won the award of “First Term Legislator of the Year”. His public service has continued since his time in the Legislature with membership on the Boards of the Minnesota Science Museum, Minnesota Job Skills Partnership, the local council of the Boy Scouts, Twin Cities Public Television, and other community organizations. He retains an interest and involvement with state and local government and acts as a senior advisor to public officials.
Jim is known as an energetic and practical problem solver who brings his professional experience in law, technology, public affairs and manufacturing to bear to build and advance GCM’s portfolio of independent companies.