Kirchner Group adds Nutrition Expert to Advisory Practice
Dr. Jim Hill to join firm and focus on industry and academia clients Jacksonville Fl, – 28 March 2023 – Kirchner Group, a boutique advisory, operational support, and asset management firm, today announced Dr. James (Jim) Hill has joined the firm as a senior advisor. He joins other senior members of Kirchner Group’s health and…
Dr. Jim Hill to join firm and focus on industry and academia clients
Jacksonville Fl, – 28 March 2023 – Kirchner Group, a boutique advisory, operational support, and asset management firm, today announced Dr. James (Jim) Hill has joined the firm as a senior advisor. He joins other senior members of Kirchner Group’s health and life sciences team including, Dr. Patrick McNees, Dr. Richard Marchase and Dr. Harold Jones.
Dr. Hill has over 40 years of experience in nutrition, exercise science, weight management, as an academic as well as an industry and government advisor. He is recognized as one of the top experts in the world in these areas and has published over 650 scientific papers in addition to managing hundreds of million dollars of federally funded research projects.
Jim has consulted with many of the largest global companies including working with PepsiCo to develop criteria for their “Smart Spot” marketing of health food and beverage items. He has served on advisory boards for several food companies; ranging from General Mills to McDonalds to help them develop strategies for promoting healthier foods and he is a member of the McCormick Science Institute, aimed at facilitating the role of herbs and spices on human health.
“We continue to enhance our team to meet the demand from our clients across both industry and academia,” stated W.B. (Bud) Kirchner, Founder and CEO of Kirchner Group. “Our ability to attract talent like Dr. Hill is an illustration of our robust offering and unique culture.”
Dr. Hill has also held numerous major leadership positions within academia, including being a director of multiple federally funded research centers. He has served in a wide range of roles including department chair as well as contributing to strategic planning at several universities. At the University of Colorado, he helped raise over $35M to build a state-of-the-art wellness center that became the model for academic wellness centers. He has been recognized for his work by receiving many scientific awards and being elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to use my expertise to help address real world nutritional issues,” added Dr. Hill. “I am very pleased to be working with such an outstanding organization that is making a difference in the world.”
Throughout his career Jim has had a passion for translating science to make positive impacts on peoples’ lives including advocating for bringing academia, industry, and government together to address “big” problems of society, such as obesity. He has created national initiatives that have been supported by all three sectors including the national non-profit “America on The Move” aimed at helping prevent weight gain through small lifestyle changes, a program that has reached over 3 million people.