James L. Lubawski is the founder of Lubawski & Associates. Prior to forming this organization Jim was the President of another retained search firm as well as a Vice President of A.T. Kearney Executive Search. He began his search career as a Managing Director with Ward Howell. His extensive search experience has given him the opportunity to complete assignments for a wide range of clients including emerging companies, multi-national firms, universities and not-for-profit organizations. He has executed senior level searches in general management as well as in all functional areas.

Before joining Ward Howell Jim served as President and CEO of the Catholic Health Alliance for Metropolitan Chicago. In this role Mr. Lubawski led the twenty hospital members in the creation of numerous collaborative ventures and subsequently facilitated the formation of a major health care network with many of the alliance institutions. Previously Jim was Vice President of Business Development at Evangelical Health System where, among other accomplishments, he created an HMO and PPO with another system and three insurance companies. Earlier he served as President and CEO of Neomedica, Inc., a multi-service ambulatory care organization with over 500 employees engaged in renal dialysis, home health and home medical equipment.

Mr. Lubawski began his business career at Gambro, Inc. where he served as Director of Marketing. He then joined Baxter Travenol's International Division where he had dialysis product line responsibilities. He also worked for Hollister Inc. where he directed the company's marketing efforts in the United States.

Jim received his BA in Marketing from Northwestern University, an MBA in Marketing and International Business from Northwestern and a third degree, an MA in Communication Studies, also from Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois.