James’ charge is to strive for excellence in all aspects of DiLeonardo’s goal to be the best. His relentless pursuit of excellence brings him in contact with all aspects of the firm, clients and project collaborators around the globe.
James oversees all aspects of DiLeonardo’s global operations with a guiding focus on advancing its reputation for exceeding client expectations in the pursuit of excellence. He travels extensively, overseeing the firm’s offices in the United States, Dubai, Hong Kong, China and the Philippines. As Managing Partner / CEO of the firm, James often travels the globe to meet clients and staff asking the question, “what can we do better?”
He received his Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Finance and Marketing from the University of Vermont as well as Degree of Doctor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management Honoris Causa from Johnson & Wales University.
Among the various civic and professional organizations he is associated with, James is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, Historic New England, a founding board member for the US Green Building Council Rhode Island Chapter Board of Directors and is a registered LEED Accredited Professional. He is also on the International Advisory Board of Johnson & Wales University and is a frequent guest speaker at industry conferences.
James grew up on a Dairy Farm in a small ski town in bucolic Vermont near Montreal, Canada. When not traveling or in the office, you will find him outside on his tractor at his home in Rhode Island which is located on an old farm