Talent Balancing  




Mr. Jim Stedt

Author of Talent Balancing – "Staffing Your Company for Long-Term Success"

Founder & President of Hartley & Associates


Mr. Jim Stedt has been in High Technology since 1969. He has held positions with Varian Associates, Pertec Computer Corporation, GTE, Microdata, Tempo Computers, ACT and other hi-tech companies. His areas of expertise in these companies included Engineering, Software QA & Development/Management, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service, Advertising/PR and Corporate Management. This background lays a solid foundation for analysis and problem solving based on multiple corporate and department viewpoints. Mr. Stedt has worked and consulted with over 100 companies from startups to Fortune 1000. He holds degrees in both Electronic Engineering Technology and Computer Science.


In addition, Mr. Stedt has achieved the following:

  • Authored the book "Talent Balancing™ - Staffing Your Company for Long-Term Success" published by Praeger Publications –
  • Monthly columnist for "MicroTimes Magazine" for 3 years
  • Authored "The Micro Computer Dictionary" and "Re:Organize, Computer Management" college textbooks
  • Wrote numerous articles for business, computer and technology publications
  • Delivered presentations and seminars to Irvine Valley College, Westwood College of Technology, Cal State Fullerton, Coastline Community College, Rotary groups, WorkNet, Borders Books and Music, Orange County SQL Users Group and local Chambers of Commerce
  • Founder of the "Orange County Meeting Of The Minds Forum"
  • Past President and board of directors member of the Human Resource Independent Consultants Association of Southern California (HRIC)
  • A.I.R.S. Internet Recruiter Certified
  • Member of Tech Ventures Association
  • Internet Marketing Certified
  • Co-Inventor of "Computerized Controlled Pulsed Ultrasonic Wafer Cleaner," Patent #6,027,246
  • Awarded "Best Ad of the Year" - Digital Design Magazine
  • Produced front covers for Data Sources and Digital Design Magazines
  • Serves on the following Boards and Committees:
  • Business Education Statewide Advisory Committee (BESAC) for the state of California
  • California Community Colleges Professional Development Advisory Committee
  • Computer Information Science Advisory Board for Irvine Valley College
  • Program Advisor for Westwood College of Technologies


About Hartley & Associates

Hartley & Associates is a professional service organization that has provided organization building and staffing services to the High Tech community since1984. With a staff that has over 100 years of experience in high technology, we can provide your company with the wisdom and direction to meet your objectives. Whether you are a start-up or expanding corporation, Hartley & Associates can help you experience controlled growth while keeping a keen eye in profitability. We invite you to our web site at www.hartleyandassociates.com for informative articles written by the Hartley & Associates staff, which reflects our experience and philosophy. In Addition, we can implement Talent Balancing OR Reality Management for YOUR COMPANY!



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