James (Jim) S. Kahan serves as Chairman of the Board of Advisors for The Hawksbill Group. Jim has nearly 50 years of business experience helping companies create and achieve strategic growth around the globe. He has spent his career with SBC and AT&T focusing on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and venture capital investments.
Kahan has supervised acquisitions in Mexico, Israel, France, South Africa, Switzerland, Canada and many other countries. Overall, he has been involved in transactions and investments that amount to more than $300 billion.
A Missouri native, Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1969 and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina system in 1972.