About Jim Estill

Jim Estill is a time management guru.

He started a company, EMJ Data Systems Ltd., from the trunk of his car after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Systems Design Engineering.

From these modest beginnings, Estill grew EMJ to a staff oover 300 people, with $350 million in annual sales.

Jim has earned many accolades for his business acumen. He was awarded a Top 40 Under 40 Award, and was nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year

Jim was lauded by Computer Dealer News magazine as one of the Top Newsmakers of 2004 and 2005. Jim has also received an Engineering Alumni Award.

EMJ had been acclaimed as one of the Top 50 Companies in Canada. EMJ was publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange starting in 1994.

In 2004, Jim Estill sold EMJ to SYNNEX Corporation, and he became the CEO of SYNNEX Canada Limited SYNNEX is a global information technology supply chain, traded on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol SNX).

Estill’s executive involvement includes being a member of the Research in Motion (RIM) executive board since they went public.

Jim attributes much of his economic success to his success managing time. He has led numerous Time Leadership workshops, and has produced a Time Leadership CD. His CEO blog, at www.jimestill.com, often deals with issues of Time Leadership and effective goal-setting.

You can contact Jim Estill at jime [at] synnex [dot] com