(Boston, MA – 10/22/2015) — Cambria Consulting, a 30-year talent strategy firm, has announced the appointment of talent management and coaching veteran, Jim Fortier, as principal.

“Jim Fortier brings more than two decades of experience helping organizations address talent development, management, and coaching challenges,” said Ellen Kumata, managing partner of Cambria Consulting. “He brings a necessary breadth and depth to the issues we help clients address – especially from his long corporate executive experience across the Fortune 500,” Kumata added.

Fortier has more than 20 years of experience helping numerous organizations address talent management challenges across a broad spectrum – including executive coaching, succession planning, executive assessment, executive development, performance management, leadership development, and internal coach development. He has particular expertise in talent management processes including onboarding, assessing potential, succession planning, and talent development at all levels.

Additionally, Fortier has deep experience developing leadership talent to manage growth assignments and maximize performance, and assisting leaders with new leader onboarding, career transitions, and starting new businesses. As an executive coach, Fortier’s expertise includes executive presence; leadership skills and challenges; new leader onboarding and career transition coaching; self-awareness; team dynamics; action learning; performance-based coaching; and work/life balance. Additionally, he has experience in designing and implementing internal global coaching strategies.

Fortier has held vice president, senior executive, and director positions in Leadership Development and Talent Management within Fortune 500 companies, including Citibank, American Express, AT&T, ADP, CIBC World Markets, Pershing, and Continental Airlines. As an external coach and consultant, Jim has worked with DuPont, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and Frontier Communications

Fortier is a Certified Professional Coach from the Center for Coaching Certification, a program recognized by the International Coach Federation. He is an active member of the OD Network and the Atlanta chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).