Jim Gianiny – Life and Breath Foundation

Jim Gianiny

Jim Gianiny headshot
Jim Gianiny headshot

Jim has more than 30 years of operational and client engagement expertise spanning all phases of a company’s life cycle. He successfully managed two start-ups from inception through acquisition.

As founder and President of Veritas Solutions, Inc., Jim applies the lessons learned from transforming and growing companies of his own, as well as leading strategic initiatives for Fortune 100 clients, to the benefit of entrepreneurs, executives and companies of all sizes and across all industry sectors. 

 Prior to his latest start-up, Jim served as President of DDC for 23 years. Under his leadership, DDC grew from a small tech start-up to the leading public affairs agency in the country. His accomplishments include:

Redesigning the firm’s organizational structures and operational models for rapid growth and profitability

  • Driving employee engagement strategies to reduce turnover and increase productivity and profitability
  • Developing the firm’s technology product offering from a single online grassroots application to a full-service CRM platform
  • Expanding the agency’s offerings from domestic to global with client engagements in 19 countries in the first two years
  • Managing diverse teams from five to 150, across multiple disciplines including IT, Communications, Sales, and Client Relations

In 2014, Jim oversaw the successful acquisition of DDC by Omnicom, a global media, marketing and corporate communications holding company, and then the agency’s seamless integration into the Omnicom family while delivering year-over-year record-breaking revenue and profitability performance.

In his role as President, Jim also served as strategic advisor to DDC’s client base of Fortune 100 executives and the nation’s leading trade associations. His role included oversight of the strategic design, development and implementation of sustainable solutions to complex business and political challenges.


Prior to joining DDC, Jim was a founding member of the Direct Impact Company, coordinating company operations and overseeing the firm’s lauded growth during the 1990s. Direct Impact was acquired by WPP in 1999.