Jim Cruz was born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica and graduated from the Universidad Interamericana with a Bachelors in Business Administration, he also studied International Business at the Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences in Nuremberg, Germany. Prior to joining Johnson, Jim worked as a corporate risk officer with HSBC Bank and as a Senior Consultant in the Advisory and Transaction Services lines at Ernst & Young. These jobs gave Jim the opportunity to travel across Central America and the Caribbean to engage in projects encompassing a wide range of industries such as energy, consumer product goods and pharmaceuticals. In his native homeland of Costa Rica Jim volunteered his time to teach public school students to prepare for nation-wide sixth grade exams. Jim is fluent in English and Spanish and commands a basic level of German. Jim&rsquos main hobbies are aquarium fishkeeping, Real Madrid soccer and is a novice golfer.
I will be pursuing a career in Strategy Consulting or General Management in Latin America.