Jim Higgs joined DePaul Industries' Board in 2015. He is the Principal of Jim Higgs Consulting Inc., a consultancy focused on people and management processes.
Previously, Jim was the Sr. VP of Human Resources and Facilities for FEI Company, a multi-national publicly traded company, for 11 years. Prior to that, he was VP of HR for Logic Modeling and provided the HR facilitation of its acquisition into Synopsys. Jim was also the VP of HR for BiiN, a joint venture of Intel and Siemens companies. Jim was at Intel for 12 years in various senior HR positions, including HR responsibility for the initial site startup of Intel in Oregon and Intel’s systems business.
Jim’s HR expertise is multi-faceted, having been the HR leader for several startups, ramp-ups, and acquisitions. Jim has worked as an individual contributor in startups and also managed large HR organizations. He has worked at the executive level and with boards for over thirty years, providing input on both managerial and HR issues. On the personal side, he is actively involved as the Head of Outreach for Rose City Astronomers in Portland. Jim has degrees in physics, psychology, and business administration.