Jim Bere

Jim Bere Jr.

Chairman & CEO, Alta Resources

Jim is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alta Resources, a global customer relationship business process outsourcer. Headquartered in Wisconsin, with locations in California, Florida and the Philippines, Alta Resources is a privately held corporation focused on delivering results to its clients through its integrated service offerings: customer care, sales, e-commerce, back office and fulfilment. Alta Resources serves Fortune 100 companies in four different industry verticals: Consumer Packaged Goods, Health Insurance, Entertainment and Automotive. Alta Resources today employs over 3,000 people.

Jim co-founded Ameritel Corporation in 1982 which he sold in 1990 to Convergys and in 1995 he co-founded Alta Resources. Both of these organisations have been awarded the Inc. 500 award for fastest growing companies in the U.S. Prior to Alta Resources, he spent his early career working for Kimberly-Clark Corporation in the financial and marketing areas. Jim is the 2004 recipient of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Business and Technology in Wisconsin. Jim received an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Indiana University and a MBA from the University of Illinois.

Alta Resources has a Guiding Principle of giving back to our communities; Jim currently serves on the Board for The Fox Cities Performing Arts Centre, as well as a member of the Leadership Giving Committee for United Way Fox Cities. His prior community work includes: ThedaCare Board of Directors, Theda Clark Foundation Board and Fox Cities United Way Campaign Chairman.

For many years, Jim was involved with World Vision, having served on World Vision USA and World Vision International Board of Directors. Jim is currently a Board Member of VisionFund International and Great African Food Company (GAFCo). GAFCo in partnership with World Vision Tanzania and VisionFund Tanzania connect smallholder farmers to financial and other services to expand their farming business. He also serves on the Board of Legacy Private Trust.

Jim and his wife, Sue, have three children and four grandchildren.