Jim Hauptman


Jim is an entrepreneur, thinker and maker. He is forever curious and relentless in his pursuit of big ideas.
The vast majority of his career has been spent at the intersection of advertising, product development and marketing—crafting compelling selling messages, designing multi-million dollar products and strategizing how companies can best improve their relevance in driving sales.
Having worked at outdoor specialty retailer L.L.Bean for ten years as both its creative director/managing editor and director of product design, and as the principal of an advertising agency for a dozen years before that, he thrives on the challenge of connecting brands authentically with consumers.
Jim’s a wonderful collaborator, patient mentor and reminds us regularly how to laugh off the silly stuff we inevitably encounter along the way.