Jim Hill is an author, business leader, and consultant who spent 30 years in the marketing communications industry, first as the founder and CEO of New York-based Redspring Communications, then as a C-level executive at several successor agencies working with national brands on content strategy and development. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Composition from DePauw University, a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia, and completed graduate studies at Middlebury’s Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont and Lincoln College, Oxford.
Based in Saratoga Springs, New York, Jim splits his time between business consulting and writing on an array of nonfiction subjects, including leadership, ethics, purpose-led business, race, and activism. He has also written poetry and fiction for four decades and recently began work on his first novel. Jim’s wife Barbara is a professor of nineteenth-century British literature at Skidmore College. His daughter Mattie is a college student in New York City.
In late 2017, six months after stepping away from M & A consultancy, Seguent, LLC, Jim was diagnosed with Stage 3 prostate cancer. His diagnosis, treatment, and recovery are recounted in his first book-length work, Midpoint: Manhood, Midlife, and Prostate Cancer, due out in June 2019 from Koehler Books.