Jim Sheffer left his corporate life behind to utilize his 25+ years of business leadership experience to focus on assisting disenfranchised businesses. Jim is an influential organizational leader with extensive expertise in supply chain and relationship management, cost containment innovation, high growth strategies, and key performance indicators to build fiscally sound and operationally savvy multi-million-dollar enterprises.
Jim has incredible passion and exceptional ability to structure, motivate, and guiding teams to solve challenging business issues within aggressive timelines and strict budget constraints. He is easily able to cast vision when identifying market trends, develop actionable insights, target untapped business development opportunities, and launch consumer demanded products and services in emerging high-growth markets.
Early in my career, a wise and kind mentor offered me guidance by sharing that “you will develop into the sum of your life work experience, so make every moment count for you and for the benefit of others”. As founder and CEO of Performa Consultative Services, it is fulfilling to focus on providing strategic management consultation and advocacy services for a diverse clientele seeking insights and solutions targeting untapped business and value-added opportunities.
Cass Contreras heads up our West Coast team. Cass brings nearly 25 years of experience in supply chain and distribution as a motivator, coach, and mentor. She joins us from the Home Depot Pro Institutional, where she held the role of Senior Regional Sales Manager. As a LEED® Accredited Professional, she brings over 13 years of experience, and with her a passion for the environment and green cleaning best practices. Cass will be leading our West Coast office. She is extremely passionate about problem-solving for her clients.
“My mission is to improve our client's businesses and their lives as well, which is why I am excited to announce that I am joining Jim and the Performa team. Performa's boutique approach to their clients starts with listening, and then creating impactful solutions around their business goals and initiatives. Performa’s values and care for their clients is second to none; it’s a perfect match for my professional and personal goals, and the key reason I am joining the team.”
Jason brings 21 years of experience in distribution and manufacturing as a market development specialist, business coach and sales team mentor. He joins us from MaxLite where he held the role of Vice President of Utilities and National Accounts, and also has held key leadership positions in The Home Depot Pro and Grainger as a maintenance, repair and operations supply chain expert. Jason will be part of the West Coast leadership team and is exceptionally passionate about assisting organizations develop their profitable business through strategic growth and problem-solving analytics.
“I am excited to be joining the TEAM! Performa’s unique boutique style approach focuses on listening to our clients to clearly their organizational interests and goals, then providing them with smart and actionable business solutions. Performa’s care for their clients and passion for problem solving sets them apart and is why they are an excellent partner for me professionally and personally.”