James Guyette
Senior Director
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15+ years of performance improvement implementations
Interim management COO / VP for private equity portfolio companies
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James Guyette is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Private Equity Services Operations Group in Chicago. He supports multinational corporations and middle-market companies in implementing sustained performance improvement, and has worked throughout Europe, Australia, South Africa and North and South America to rapidly deploy collaboration efforts with cross-functional and cross-cultural teams.

Mr. Guyette has 25 years of operations and engineering management consulting experience with additional functional expertise in manufacturing, engineering and supply chain management. 

For the first decade of his career, Mr. Guyette held several roles with The Boeing Commercial Airplane Group and The Boeing Defense & Space Group in finance, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, training and development, and manufacturing management.  Mr. Guyette was a team leader on the production launch of the Boeing 777-200.

Mr. Guyette held subsequent positions at Argo, Inc. and OpEx Consulting in the aerospace, agriculture, automotive and transportation sectors with assignments ranging from simple design engineering projects to complex systems integration programs.  He led complete product portfolio redesigns, multisite merger integrations, plant turnarounds, global procurement and supply chain management, operational due diligence and operational strategy alignment.  As Executive Vice President and Partner at Argo, Inc., Mr. Guyette was responsible for North American Operations, as well as managing a diverse group of implementers and advanced thought leadership in the field of value engineering.

Mr. Guyette earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Mary’s College of California and an MBA in Engineering and Technology Management from City University of Seattle.  In addition, he has completed Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program in Turnaround Management, the Center for Creative Leadership’s Developing the Strategic Leader program, and SAVE International’s Certified Value Specialist certification.