Jim Nortz

Jim NortzJim Nortz is Founder & President of Axiom Compliance & Ethics Solutions LLC, a firm dedicated to driving ethical excellence by helping organizations implement effective compliance and ethics programs. Jim is a nationally recognized expert and thought leader in the field of business ethics and compliance with over a decade of experience serving multinational petrochemical, staffing, business process outsourcing, pharmaceutical and medical device corporations.

Jim spent the first 17 years of his career as a criminal and civil litigator and Senior Corporate Counsel before becoming Crompton Corporation’s first Vice President, Business Ethics and Compliance in 2003.

Since then, Jim has served as a compliance officer at Crompton and for five other multinational corporations, the most recent of which was as Chief Compliance Officer at Carestream Health. Jim has extensive experience in implementing world-class compliance and ethics programs sufficiently robust to withstand U.S. Department of Justice scrutiny.

Jim is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business, RIT’s Saunders School of Business, St. John Fisher College, Nazareth College and other law schools, universities and organizations around the country.

Jim writes the monthly business ethics columns for the Association of Corporate Counsel Docket magazine and the Rochester Business Journal.

Jim is a National Association of Corporate Directors Fellow, a member of the International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors and serves on the Board of Directors of the Rochester Chapter of Conscious Capitalism as the Board’s Secretary and Chair of the Governance and Nomination Committee. Previously, Jim served on the Board of Directors for the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association and the Board of the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation.

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