Jim Rooney, one of Dan and Patricia Rooney’s nine children, worked alongside his father for decades. Jim’s personal and professional view of his father’s long career comes from having assisted his father with relationships at the State Department and the White House during Dan’s time serving as Ambassador to Ireland and, also, being involved in the football enterprise and support of the Rooney Rule.
In addition to being an author, Jim is a business owner, consultant, facilitator and national speaker.
He is co-partner of Rooney Consulting, which assists organizations with enhancing culture, building strong teams and growing businesses.
In addition, Jim founded FirstLink Research and Analytics, a world leader in building business analysis for technology transition.
He has launched, led and developed several initiatives, working across the academic, government and technology sectors. He has advised on projects for the U.S. Federal Government; several foreign governments; corporations such as Henry Ford Health Systems, BNY Mellon, Koppers; and the University of Pittsburgh, University of Cincinnati and University of Miami.
Jim holds an Organizational Consulting certificate from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Political Science and Communications from Boston College. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh, The American Ireland Funds and Gilmour Academy.