CEO, Chairman and Founder, HomeSphere
Jim Waldrop is the Founder, CEO & Chairman of HomeSphere. With a professional tenure that includes more than 30 years of new home construction industry experience, Jim is a seasoned expert whose background incorporates deep knowledge of residential construction financing and development, building products, and applied systems technologies. Formerly the executive vice president of Pulte Homes, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) – an international homebuilding company that has constructed in excess of 370,000 homes – Waldrop combines an insider’s knowledge of the homebuilding industry with an educational background and career experience in operations, finance, and information systems.
Immediately prior to founding HomeSphere, Waldrop served as CEO of Cathay Global, an international firm with investments in the United States, Pacific Rim, and Latin America in commercial and residential construction as well as several other related industries.
In addition, Waldrop has 15 years of technology management and system development experience focused on international and United States-based financial and operating management systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in systems analysis from Miami University and an MBA in finance and information systems from the University of Colorado. A past member of the Information Technology Workgroup of the National Association of Homebuilders Business Management & Information Technology Committee, Waldrop also has served on Miami University’s School of Applied Science Advisory Board and been a guest lecturer at Thunderbird School of Global Management, Miami University, and University of Colorado. He is a retired United States Air Force lieutenant colonel.