James Szuch helps creative professionals develop and execute on strategies to build a business that derives from their creative efforts and meets their financial, personal, and artistic needs. He has extensive experience building and advising businesses in a variety of industries including including banking, financial services, law, retail, manufacturing, transportation and healthcare.
He has worked closely with the the Nashville Fashion Alliance’s on a number of programs including their flagship business accelerator. This program worked with a dozen new and existing businesses to identify their unique revenue potential as well as the resources their businesses require to become a success. James also works with the Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville on the Periscope Program — a six-week intensive training opportunity that empowers working artists to see their vision through an entrepreneurial lens. James mentored artists participating in that program and has worked with a number creative professionals to help build successful businesses.
James currently teaches business and entrepreneurship at the O’More College of Design and has been a member of the faculty of the Keller Graduate School of Management, Northern Kentucky University, the University of Cincinnati, and the Graduate School of Computer Science at DePaul University. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Allegheny College, a JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.