James Judson Dygert


Sarasota, Florida

Following the birth of their first child, James Judson Dygert moved his family to Florida to take over a small publication, his first venture as an entrepreneur.  Within several years he grew the company into a multi-publication media company which today owns or has interest in over 7 publications serving the SW Florida market.

His family has grown too; Jim Dygert and his wife now enjoy their 7 daughters. Currently,

•    Jim still runs his own publishing company.
•    He serves on the Boards of several emerging start-up companies.
•    He is Director of Staff for all of CEO Space’s 5 International Forums, as well as serving as both the president of the local chapter and as a Regional Director.
•    He has been a Trustee member of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
•    He is active in multiple outdoor sports, events and activities.

What is his background?

Jim Dygert graduated from Olivet College, in Michigan in 1978, focused on marketing and accounting.  He became very familiar with the workings of the banking industry during his first job with the US Treasury, operating under the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) as an Assistant National Bank Examiner.

Following that experience, Jim worked with  a start-up business serving the private telecommunications interconnect industry to structure their financial accountability and performance related systems; he also created their corporate and employee handbooks for general operating practices.  That business still exists and is thriving today, over 30 years later.

Jim Dygert’s was exposed to several years of cutting edge technology.  His successes continued.  He helped launch the first digital electronic key systems, followed by the first digital PBXs.  He spent several months on a new Call accounting technology (SMDR – Station Message Detail Recording).  He made presentations to company owners and decision makers and sold solutions to clients like Wolverine World Wide, Playtex, major hospitals, colleges, universities, police departments.

One of Jim’s passions is in teaching business owners about the power of collaborative conversations. Listen to the recording of YourBizLady’s B2B radio show here. You can contact Jim Dygert directly at Jim@CEOspace.net or (941) 351-2411.

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