James “Jim” Chanko

Chanko Ward, President


Jim is the founder and President of the retainer based Management Consulting firm that bears his name, Chanko-Ward, Ltd. Formed more than forty years ago, Jim has developed a highly successful search practice specializing in the identification, selection and evaluation of executive level financial professionals. While assignments have been and continue to be concentrated in this area, they are highly diverse, covering a broad spectrum of search and consulting projects.

From the inception of the practice, Jim has been personally invested in guiding and helping people in their quest for alternative career opportunities. During this time, Jim has come to learn that many professionals are not aware of the nuances of how to develop a formalized search strategy. This includes, but is not limited to, goal setting, networking and the extremely important “game of interviewing”. Based on this philosophy, mentoring is the platform on which the firm’s legacy is built.