Jim Champy is a leading authority on management issues surrounding business reengineering, process and organizational change, and corporate renewal. He has consulted and advised senior-level executives of multinational companies and large healthcare organizations, seeking to improve performance, as well as advising the management teams of emerging companies. He is also engaged in the governance of several major educational institutions.
Most recently, Mr. Champy was Chairman Emeritus, Consulting, for Dell Services. Prior to Dell, Mr. Champy was Chairman of Consulting and Head of Strategy for Perot Systems from 1996 to 2009. Perot was acquired by Dell in November of 2009.
Before joining Perot, Mr. Champy was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CSC Index, the management consulting arm of Computer Sciences Corporation. He was one of the original founders of Index, a consulting practice that was acquired by CSC in 1988.
Mr. Champy is co-author of Reengineering the Corporation, a best-seller which was on the New York Times best-seller list for more than a year and sold more than two million copies; it has been translated into 17 languages. Reengineering has been recognized as one of the most influential business books of our times.
Mr. Champy’s latest book, Reengineering Health Care, A Manifesto for Radically Rethinking Health Care Delivery, co-authored with Dr. Harry Greenspun, applies reengineering thinking to the challenges of radically changing the delivery of care.
Champy earned his BS in 1963 and his MS in Civil Engineering in 1965 from M.I.T., and a JD degree from Boston College Law School in 1968.
Champy is a Life Member Emeritus Fellow of the MIT Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Board of Trustees, where he also Chairs the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Engineering. He is a member of the Oncology/Hematology Visiting Committee of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Business Advisory Council of the Boston College Law School, and the President’s Advisory Council for the Berklee College of Music.
Mr. Champy is a member and lead director of the Board of Directors of Analog Devices, Inc., a public company and global leader in high-performance semi conductors for signal processing applications. He also serves on the advisory boards of several privately held companies.