James M. Hillis
James M. Hillis is the Vice President of Operations and Client Services for InveniasPartners, and is based in our Chicago office. In this role, he is responsible for curating and driving forward the strategic efforts of the firm, as well as ensuring their alignment with InveniasPartners' commitment to exceptional service and value.
He eagerly draws from more than 10 years of experience working closely with the leadership top-tier not-for-profit institutions in roles at the University of Chicago and the consultancy of Grenzebach, Glier, and Associates, where he served clients including the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, and Tufts Medical Center.
James holds an honors degree from Berklee College of Music and began his career as a professional musician before shifting focus to institutional administration and operations. He enjoys playing music with friends in his free time, as well as volunteering for local wellness and advocacy groups including the Active Transportation Alliance.