Guest, Jim White

Guest Name: 
Jim White
Jim White, HR Development, Author, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Property Developer and Business Builder
Guest Occupation: 
HR Development, Author, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Property Developer, Business Builder
Guest Biography: 

JIM WHITE is Vice President, Human Resources Development Paramount Pictures

Originally from a small town in Iowa, Jim has lived and worked in over 22 countries worldwide although he has called Los Angeles home for over 8 years. He holds a B.A. from Bellevue University in Nebraska, and a M.Ed. in Adult Education and Cultural Diversity from UTS in Sydney, Australia. Jim White is one of the most positive people you will ever meet in your life.

An accomplished author, entrepreneur and philanthropist with a greater vision for our world, he believes in the potential of every person, place and thing in it. White authored, “THE WORLD IS A SAFE PLACE”, a book that explores his discoveries in the world of spiritual and quantum mechanics, and is currently working on his second book “THE MIDDLE OF FOREVER”. As a pioneering resident on the forefront of the Downtown LA loft development movement, Jim co-founded a distinctive real estate, travel and lifestyle company called, "ULTIMATE LIFE LIVING" which plays a key role in the residential expansion of LA’s burgeoning city center. Through his enterprises, Jim continues his long-standing commitment to the community, directing funding support towards Beyond Shelter a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization dedicated to the development of systemic methods to eradicate poverty and homelessness. White serves on the Executive Board of Directors for this esteemed organization.

Jim began his 16 year entertainment career with Blockbuster Video Inc. in store operations. He later became involved in full-scale domestic and international acquisitions, including training and business conversions for store ‘start-ups’ in Europe and Australia, overseeing the launch of over 850 new Blockbuster businesses. Jim’s professional journey continued as he went on to senior Human Resources and Operations roles within Universal Music Group, Vivendi Universal - Games and most recently, with Paramount Pictures where he supports Creative Development, Physical Production, Post Production, Visual Effects, Casting and the Story Department. He has also held a Vice President, Human Resources position at Roxio Inc. / Napster (which is now owned by Best Buy).