Jimmie is originally from Helsingborg, Sweden, but came to San Diego early 2013 to establish himself there. During the first year he worked with strategic planning for a small boutique consulting firm that focuses on solving challenges arising from cultural differences within business processes, such as outsourcing, M&A’s or entering a new market. There he met Andreas Fried, the former President at SACC San Diego. Andreas got Jimmie involved as a board member for about six months before he handed over the position as President. Jimmie felt that this was a great opportunity and challenge and saw the need for change within the chamber.
”If I see something that needs to be fixed or improved, especially in the case of an organization, I can not help trying to do just that. So when I got the chance, there was no question about it.”
“A Chamber of Commerce's greatest strength is their network. So the strategy was to prove the network's strength to members and partners in Sweden and in San Diego.”
”We are now one of the more prominent chambers in certain areas. We have also increased the cooperation with other chambers like SACC in LA, San Francisco, Georgia, Washington and Seattle.”
"I feel like I’ve done what I came here to do. I look back and I am proud of what I have accomplished."
In the future Jimmie is going to focus on getting more clients to Strategy Superb and maybe even branch out the online sales activities on Amazon. Right now he is working on a case study to show clients how Strategy Superb’s services can help them launch their products in the USA in an efficient and affordable way. Because the work as President for SACC San Diego has taken a lot of his time and attention, he now feels good to be able to put that time into his own company.
”This is my passion, this is my life. I do not live for a goal and I do not live for the pathway to the finish line. I just live. I think the key to a happy life is to be completely honest with yourself, at all times and in all situations. Dare to be honest with yourself forever and the reward is total personal freedom.”