James F. Beré, Jr. is Chairman & CEO of Alta Resources, a global customer relationship business process outsourcer. Headquartered in Wisconsin, with locations in California, Florida, Belize, and the Philippines, Alta Resources is a privately held corporation focused on delivering results through integrated service offerings: care, sales, e-commerce, back office and fulfillment. Alta Resources serves Fortune 100 companies in four different industries including Consumer Packaged Goods, Health Insurance, Entertainment and Automotive.
In 1982, Jim founded Ameritel Corporation, which he sold in 1990 and co-founded Alta Resources in 1995. Both these organizations were awarded the Inc. 500 award for fastest growing companies in the U.S. Jim has 30+ years of management experience in consumer products and contact center industries. In 2004, Jim received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Business and Technology in Wisconsin. He earned a B.S. in Political Science from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Illinois.
Jim currently serves on the Board for The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, and is a member of the Leadership Giving Committee for United Way Fox Cities. His prior community work includes ThedaCare Board of Directors, Theda Clark Foundation Board and Fox Cities United Way Campaign Chairman.
For many years Jim was involved with World Vision, having served on World Vision USA and World Vision International Board of Directors. World Vision is a global non-profit, Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to providing community-based relief and development programs around the world.
Jim is currently a Board Member of VisionFund International and Great African Food Company (GAFCo). VisionFund is a microfinance organization dedicated to providing small loans and financial services to families in the developing world. GAFCo is a social impact company in Tanzania that works to connect smallholder farmers to financial and other services to help them expand their farming businesses.
He also serves on the Board of Legacy Private Trust.