Jim Dolan
Jim Dolan
President, CEO & Chairman of the Board, The Dolan Company

James P. Dolan is President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of The Dolan Company.

He has held these jobs since founding the company in 1992.

Previously he was managing director and then executive vice president of the Jordan Group, Inc., a New York-based investment bank specializing in media. He previously held executive positions with Kummerfeld Associates, Inc., a media mergers and acquisitions advisory firm in New York and Chicago; News Corporation in New York and San Antonio; Sun-Times Company in Chicago; and Centel Corp. in Chicago, and also was an award-winning reporter and editor at newspapers in Texas.

He is currently a director of Advisor Media, Inc., a magazine and conference company; Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: PEDH), an educational materials publisher; GovDelivery, Inc., a software and services provider to governments and large institutions in the United States and the United Kingdom; and The Greenspring Companies, the for-profit arm of Minnesota Public Radio.

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QThings have gone well.

ARecently, yes. We went public in 2007, and it's been a roller coaster ride. Not the best time in the world to go public. We're doing well now, but there were some bad days last year.

QHow did a career in journalism turn into launching companies?

A I had a number of little businesses that I started and was fiddling around with when I was a little kid.

QLike what?

AFireworks taught me the time value of money, for instance.

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