JIM ROONEY

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JIM ROONEY

CO-PARTNER, Rooney ConsultiNG
AUTHOR, A DIFFERENT WAY TO WIN
Pittsburgh Steelers

Jim Rooney is a business owner, consultant, facilitator, national speaker and published author. 

His book “A Different Way to Win: Dan Rooney’s Story from the Super Bowl to the Rooney Rule” details his father’s long and successful career in sports, business and philanthropy as told through stories of those who worked alongside him. Released in November 2019, the book quickly became an Amazon Best Seller and was selected by President Obama to be one of 38 on his 2019 Favorite Book List. 

The son of Dan and Patricia Rooney, Jim worked alongside his father for decades — assisting his father with relationships at the State Department and the White House during Dan’s time serving as Ambassador to Ireland. Jim was also involved in the football enterprise and support of the Rooney Rule, the NFL policy requiring league teams to interview ethnic minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation jobs. 

He is co-partner of Rooney Consulting, which assists organizations with enhancing culture, building strong teams and growing businesses. In addition, Jim founded FirstLink Research and Analytics, a world leader in building business analysis for technology transition. 

He has launched, led and developed several initiatives, working across the academic, government and technology sectors. He has advised on projects for the U.S. Federal Government; several foreign governments; corporations such as Henry Ford Health Systems, BNY Mellon, Koppers; and the University of Pittsburgh, University of Cincinnati and University of Miami. 

Jim holds an Organizational Consulting certificate from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Political Science and Communications from Boston College. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh, The American Ireland Funds and Gilmour Academy. He is the 2019 recipient of the Lewis L. Glucksman Award for Business Leadership from New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House. 

To learn more about Jim Rooney’s book, please visit adifferentwaytowin.com.