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Jim Emerick

Executive Coach, Executive MBA Programs

Mr. Emerick started his business career 30 years ago. Jim's experience spans Financial, Business Development, Product Management, Sales & Marketing, Operations, Customer Experience, Services and General Management disciplines. Jim has held leadership positions with corporations such as TRW, Allied-Signal, Honeywell International & Bank of America. He is currently the Global Executive Vice President of Services & Operations for Sage Software.

Jim has been published & cited in various media outlets including US News & World Report and Forbes. He has been featured as a keynote speaker and panel member at industry conferences focusing on a range of topics spanning Social Customer Care, Business Transformation, International Acquisitions and Pricing Strategies. Jim holds a US Patent for his efforts in the technical and product design characteristics of an Ozone Conversion Heat Exchanger for aerospace applications. He has provided his consultation services to a variety of companies in the Aerospace, Property Development, Wholesale, Design and Academic Services markets. Jim is an active Advisory Board member for several start-up ventures in the Technology space & has served in Board of Director positions with organizations in Education, Athletics & the Not for Profit segments.


  • MBA, Pepperdine University (EMBA43)
  • B.A., Sonoma State University

Teaching Experience

Mr. Emerick is an experienced facilitator, mentor, instructor, and coach. He has taught courses in both professional & academic settings including: Strategic Leadership, Operations Management, Organizational Design, International Mergers & Acquisition, Customer Services, Social Care, Pricing, Life Cycle Cost Analysis & Parametric Estimating, Negotiation, and Executive Presentation & Ethics. For the past sixteen years, Mr. Emerick has served as the class advisor for Pepperdine EMBA cohorts 46, 54, 64, 74, 83, 85, 93, 99, 106 & 113.


Mr. Emerick's varied experience as an executive, consultant, instructor and coach ensures that EMBA121 students will receive current and pertinent information relating to all facets of successful business ventures, whether entrepreneurial or corporate.