James Hendren


Director of Operations


Strong operations manager with extensive experience leading large teams including training, performance management, and career development. Strong project management skills from enterprise-level to digital startup initiatives, including scope, analysis, roadmap development, managing diverse stakeholders, contract management, implementation and delivery. Deep background in continuous improvement, change management, and data analysis which consistently returns positive results in fiscal and timeline metrics. Data driven and analytics focused decision-making leadership.


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Planned and executed 18 month nuclear engineering facility renovation with $500M budget. Led multi-disciplinary engineering team in triage, scheduling, technical tradeoffs, and contract strategy.



  • agile
  • B2B sales
  • B2C sales
  • Concept Mapping
  • Data Visualization
  • Excel
  • Large Scale Management
  • Planning
  • SQL



Engineering physics at Tulane University


Nuclear Engineering at NNPTC



Director of Oepratiosn at Buzz Coffee


Senior Operations Manager at USN


Nuclear Engineer/Program Manager at USN

  • Updated 3 years ago

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