Jim Paymar, Senior Advisor

JIM is an award winning investigative journalist and communications specialist who has worked at some of America's most influential media and corporate enterprises. He was financial correspondent and anchor for CNBC in New York, specializing in corporate investigations and interviewing more than 100 leading CEO’s. He covered global markets and interviewed the heads of the NYSE, Nasdaq and the SEC. He worked as chief financial anchor for Business Week, broadcasting financial news and commentary for the ABC News Radio Networks. He was corporate communications senior vice president for PepsiCo, responsible for external and internal communications and reporting directly to the chairman and CEO. He was executive vice president and director of communications for the internationally renowned Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) in Boston. He was general manager of KCNS-TV San Francisco, developing America's first all Asian television station. Jim anchored and reported the news for WNBC-TV, WABC-TV and FOX Broadcasting Network in New York, KRON-TV in San Francisco and KOMO-TV in Seattle. He was editorial director and investigative correspondent at KNTV San Jose, developing editorial policy and programming for the general manager. He has won two EMMYs for editorial writing.