Jim Rardin, CPLC

After a very successful 20 year career in sales and sales management, Jim turned his communication and negotiation skills to the world of Executive Placement and Consulting. To him, it was a great way to return to his earlier career roots as a social worker and career counselor. Many of his years in sales kept Jim on the road and away from home and family 3 weeks out of every month. Jim and his wife, Nancy, have six children and seven grandchildren between them. When Jim’s precious mother, Betty, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, he knew it was time to stop living out of a suitcase and stay close to home. Betty now lives in a nursing home just a mile away from Jim and Nancy in Sapulpa. All of their grandchildren live in the Tulsa area, so there are lots of birthdays, family activities and sports events he is now home for and cheering away at. As empty nesters, Jim and Nancy love to travel, especially in Latin America, most often on a Mission Trip, sometimes, with a hint of vacation. They are both active in their local church and serve on the Prayer Team. 

Jim grew up in Dallas, graduating from Highland Park High School, then earning his BA in religion from Baylor University. Ten years later, while working full time and supporting a family of six, Jim earned his MS in Behavioral Science from Cameron University in Lawton, OK. In 1995, he moved the family to Tulsa, his new “hometown”. Upon meeting Jim, you will probably hear him say, “I love Tulsa because it’s a lot like Dallas, but without all the traffic and the crime.” Four years ago, Jim fulfilled a dream he’d had for over 10 years, becoming a Certified Professional Life Coach. The coaching, mentoring and “cheerleading” skills he has developed are valuable assets in the world of Executive Search and Placement. Jim has over 1,500 connections on LinkedIn and over 10,000 in his electronic “Rolodex”. Call, message for email Jim today to begin filling your open positions with candidates who are The Best of The Best. If you might be a candidate for a Dream Job, even if you’re not really looking right now, see what Jim and the Anspire Team can do for you. Their level of professionalism and confidentiality is second to none.