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Who We Are:

J. Tierney Associates is a Boston Metropolitan area consulting firm providing targeted services to clients wanting to improve their Government business results.  We work with a network of organizations to bring the best range of capabilities to bear on issues facing our clients. Whether alone, or with a combined team, J. Tierney Associates delivers success for your organization.

Jim Tierney, Founder

Jim Tierney has over 25 years of private and public sector experience in program management, product development, business development and defense acquisition. His blend of technical, business and government experience helps create and successfully execute business strategies, understand and translate government requirements into technical performance, facilitate communications with government program managers and leaders, develop and execute product-development strategies, accelerate technical innovation, create business-development opportunities and develop commercialization and proposal strategies.

Before founding J. Tierney Associates LLC, Jim led a successful career in both private and public organizations. Prior to founding J. Tierney Associates he was Director, Business Development for the Defense and Homeland Security business of TIAX LLC, a small start-up technology and product development business serving commercial and government clients.  Prior to TIAX LLC, Jim was Director, DoD Business Development & Government/Congressional Affairs at Arthur D. Little, Inc. (ADL) a 3,000-person $500M/year professional services company.

His public sector experience includes a variety of leadership and technical positions with the US Army including positions on the Army Staff in the Pentagon. During his last assignment for the US Army Soldier Systems Command, he established and led PM Force Sustainment Systems, where he provided executive-level leadership for over 50 Army programs, managing research and development, production, and fielding activities with an annual budget of over $100M. 
Jim also led the Army’s Force Provider program – a deployable base camp that houses and provides rest and refit services for up to 600 soldiers.  This program finished 14 months ahead of schedule and $1.5M under budget resulting in the program team receiving a prestigious Superior Program Management Award from the Secretary of Defense. Today nearly 50 Force Provider systems are in use worldwide. 

Jim is a graduate of the US Army Management Staff College and the Defense Systems Management College (Advanced Program Management Course), Ft. Belvoir, VA. He received a Master of Business Administration from Babson College, Wellesley MA, and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University. Jim is a Level III Certified Acquisition Professional in both Program Management and Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering; and holds a Secret Clearance with the Department of Defense.

Jim is also an active member of the Board of Trustees for the McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School in Framingham, MA.