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Jim Treleaven

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Information and Decision Sciences


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Jim Treleaven


Jim Treleaven is Clinical Associate Professor in the College of Business at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Department of Information and Decision Sciences. He also advises CEOs, Boards of Directors, and other C level executives on growth and turnaround strategies, mergers and acquisitions and serves in interim executive positions. He has published extensively in both refereed and popular journals in fields including corporate strategy, marketing, finance, human-computer interaction and computer-aided-design. His latest book, "X-Formation, Transforming Business Through Interim Executive Leadership", was published in 2018. He is a frequent speaker and has been featured on CNN and the Financial News Network. He serves on the Advisory Boards of several graduate Business Schools and on the Boards of several private companies.

Selected Publications

  • Treleaven, J.; Kennedy, M.; Dean, B.; An Integer Programming Model for Zero Base Budgeting. TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting, April 1982.
  • Treleaven, J.; Wolf, C.; Decision Support Systems: Management Finally Gets Its Hands on the Data. Management Technology, November, 1983.
  • Treleaven, J., A Study of the Effects of Merger and Acquisition Activity on the Structure of the Computer Graphics Industry. Frost and Sullivan Conference on Computer Graphics. January 1988.
  • Treleaven, J., A Protocol Study of a Complexity Model of Information Acquisition from Tables and Graphs. Case Western Reserve University, 1990.
  • Lange, B.; Treleaven, J.; Gershman, A.; OMNI: A Corporate Knowledge Environment for Cooperative Work. Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work 1991
  • Kennedy, M.; Te’eni, D.; Treleaven, J.; Impacts of decision task, data and display on strategies for extracting information; International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, February 1998.
  • Treleaven, J., Optimizing the Customer Centric Supply Network; C-Level Business Review, Volume XXXI, 2003
  • Treleaven, J., Software Best Practices: Growth Strategies; Executive Blueprints, 2004
  • Treleaven, J., Measuring Corporate Success: Metrics and Strategies, Executive Blueprints, Aspatore Books, 2005
  •  Treleaven, J, Damon Neth, William Mince, X-Formation: Transforming Business Through Interim Executive Leadership (Book 324 pages), CXO Publishing Co., 2018

Service to Community

  • General Conference Co-Chair, National Computer Graphics Association (NCGA) 1993, Philadelphia, PA., NCGA 1990, Anaheim, CA
  • Served as referee for Management Science, MIS Quarterly, International Conference on Information Systems, and the Conference on Information Technology.
  • Delivered lectures at Case Western Reserve University, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management, University of Minnesota, Stanford University.
  • Speaker at over 50 academic and industry conferences on a variety of subjects including: Strategy, M&A, US Workforce and STEM Education, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Economic Outlook, Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, CAD, and Decision Support Systems.
  • Board of Directors, President, Chicago Engineers Foundation
  • Advisory Board, Sports and Society Imitative, The Ohio State University

Professional Leadership

Advisory Board, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University

Advisory Board, CWRU School of Engineering

Chair Emeritus, Advisory Council, Brennan School of Business, Dominican University

President, Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University, Board of Directors

Board of Directors, TechAmerica/CompTia

Chairman of the Board, Board of Directors, National Computer Graphics Association (NCGA)

Special interest groups on Human-ComputerInteraction, Computer Graphics and MIS, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Notable Honors

2017, Dan Clancy Award, CWRU

2022, Samuel Givelber Fellowship Award, CWRU


Kellogg Management Institute, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University (1996)
Ph.D. in Management, Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management (1990)
MS IS, Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management (1977)
M.B.A.(Concentration in finance and general management), University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management (1973)
B.S. Computer and Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Case School of Engineering (1969)

Professional Memberships


Selected Presentations

  • State of AI
  • Issues in STEM Education