James (“Jim”) Franks serves as a Managing Director where he brings over 25 years of deep experience across Operations & Supply Chain, both as a consultant and an operating executive. Jim’s experiences have focused on capital-intensive sectors, such as oil and gas, aviation and utilities. Jim has strategically led numerous supply chain transformation programs defining vision, designing the operating model, and implementing the processes and tools that enable supply chain to drive value for the business

Jim has served on numerous corporate boards in several industries to include Oil & Gas, Aviation, Consumer Package Goods and Logistics

Jim assumed interim management responsibilities, to include Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Procurement Officer, and VP, Supply Chain Operations.  In these roles his expertise in Operational performance improvement, Digital Strategy and Shared Services were highlighted

Prior to joining Portage Point, Mr. Franks was a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting.  He retired as a Partner/Principal from EY where he was the Americas Oil & Gas Lead and Global Energy Digital Strategy Managing Partner.  Prior to EY, Jim was a Partner at Accenture where he had responsibilities in Energy, Supply Chain and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).   Jim is a former US Air Force officer who developed his logistics skills as both a pilot and logistician as a Staff Officer at Air Mobility Command