Founder, Ritchie Enterprises  - Jim is the founder of Ritchie Enterprises, a family limited partnership formed in 1973. The consummate entrepreneur, Jim built, owned, and managed several successful businesses including a Chevrolet dealership, hotels, restaurants, and distributorships. After a brief elective early retirement to perform civic and church service, Jim returned to Utah in 1989. He joined Franklin International Institute, Inc. (now FranklinCovey) as its Senior Vice President of Sales and Training. He led a department of over 300 sales executives, trainers, and other personnel. When Jim left Franklin in 1994, the company had gone public and had a CAP value of over $1 billion. Jim received his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Brigham Young University and performed graduate studies at the University of Utah and at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The Ritchie Group, L.C, now carries on the day-to-day activities of managing past real estate and investment ventures of Ritchie Enterprises.