A renowned entrepreneur and businessman, Jim started his first Boston Pizza restaurant more than 40 years ago. Today, he and his partner George Melville share responsibility as co-owners and co-chairmen of Canada’s largest casual dining chain and have more than 350 restaurants throughout North America. Jim has invested in dozens of other businesses including Boston Pizza International, Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund, Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza, Boston Pizza Foundation, Kitchen Partners Ltd., Mr. Lube, Global Entertainment Corp., S&T Holdings Inc., White Rock Commercial, The Naramata Benchlands, brand.LIVE and Dermal Laser Centre. Jim also stars as one of the five “Dragons” on the CBC award winning television reality series The Dragon’s Den. In the series, aspiring entrepreneurs try to secure a financial investment from one or more of the “Dragons” to start their own business. Jim manages the operation of the US head office for Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza in Dallas, Texas. Jim lives in Dallas with his wife Sandi