Mr. Myers serves as both Vice President and Managing Principal of GTM Architects, Inc., a 50+ employee architecture and interior design firm. In this combined role, James is responsible for both financial and project performance accounting systems, as well as, supervising an administrative staff, and overseeing all management, marketing, operations and human resource functions. He is accountable for all standard contracts, forms, and project agreements, registration and licensing concerns, marketing, human resources and recruitment plans, IT management and CAD administration functions. As President of GTM Properties, LLC, a wholly-owned development subsidiary of GTM Architects, Inc., James is responsible for project pro forma information and budgeting, as well as the tracking of all financial transactions and corporate and legal documentation. In addition, James was plays a key role as Manager of various other property development entities under the GTM Properties, LLC umbrella.
During his tenure at GTM, James has also served as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, James established and authored all of the firm’s guidelines on project and administrative management and created the Employee Handbook of firm employment policies while maintaining the firm’s standard fee schedule and creating the fee structure on each and every project in GTM’s portfolio. Additionally, he developed a firm valuation plan and formula and the accompanying shareholder’s agreement to govern the transactions of the shareholders for years to come while administering GTM’s incorporation in 1995.
Presently, James teaches at the University of Maryland’s School of Engineering as an Adjunct Professor in the Project Management Masters Program. As a professor, he teaches engineering and other design masters students the business of running a design firm, and managing design projects.
Prior to GTM, James was a Senior Accountant Project Manager with Arthur Andersen, LLP. After being promoted to Senior Accountant in less than two years, James was responsible for the management of several audit projects and teams on both out-of-town and in-town engagements. James managed several teams ranging from two professionals to eight professionals plus support staff. Additionally, he was responsible for offering significant instruction to new hires and peers.
Before that, James was with the property insurance underwriting group of GEICO Insurance. As the first-ever recipient of the Leo Goodwin Scholarship, James worked part-time, when school was in session, and full-time during breaks and after graduation. In addition to his duties addressing policyholder concerns, communications, and requested actions, James processed a study for the department on policy cancellations, why they were occurring and with whom the policyholders were taking up new coverage.