James Theodore

Partner — Boston
Practice Areas
Travel & Hospitality
Experience: 35 Years
Professional Qualifications

BA, College of Liberal Arts Graduate, Boston University, Boston, MA

Jim has been a leader in executive search for the global hospitality, gaming and travel industries for over thirty years. He has significant experience both globally and domestically at the C-Suite and general management levels. Clients value Jim for his performance, integrity, and his ability to act as a trusted advisor above and beyond the typical recruitment model.

Jim was the founder and managing director of Exeter Partners, headquartered in Boston, where he advised and partnered with global and domestic clients within the hospitality, gaming and travel industries, in a variety of engagements. His clients ranged from Fortune 100 Companies to start-ups as well as entrepreneurial organizations. Jim has successfully led numerous senior-level global searches in the Americas, Caribbean, EU, Africa and Asia Pacific. Previously, Jim led the Travel and Leisure Practice for two major global search firms.

Jim spends his free time working on his new book, which is a study of iconic military and business leaders. He enjoys golfing in various venues whenever possible, especially in the UK and Asia Pacific.

Jim provided the best service I have ever received from an executive recruiter. He is smart, fast and very well connected. He helped us hire the number one candidate in the industry and it has made a huge impact on our business.

Chief Strategy Officer, a major Food and Entertainment Company

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