James  Cusumano

James Cusumano

James Cusumano is an accomplished leader with successful careers as entertainer, scientist, corporate executive, and entrepreneur. He started his entertainment career as the lead singer for The Royal Teens of ‘50s & ‘60s fame. After a Ph.D. in physical chemistry, business studies at Harvard and Stanford and a Fellowship at Cambridge University, he served as a Director of R&D for Exxon. After cofounding Catalytica, Inc. with business units in clean energy and pharmaceuticals,he moved to Prague where he and his wife, Inez renovated Chateau Mcely to an award-winning luxury castle, spa hotel and forest retreat. With his partners, Jim created Leadership for Life, a program that brings international change-makers to Chateau Mcely to teach Inspirational Leadership. Jim is a renowned speaker, the producer of the movie "What Matters Most" and the author of “Balance: The Business-Life Connection” released in April. He will talk about balancing the personal and career aspects of life.