Jim Giddens is Twenty Valley’s first Director of Operations. Over his more than 40 years of business and golf experience Jim has developed a hands-on skill set to manage many types of operations while specializing in bringing them to maximum potential and profitability.
Most recently Jim was Director of Golf Operations for two 18-hole, semi-private golf courses, responsible for their day-to-day operating functions; setting up and running six house leagues; 150+ tournaments per season; and helping coordinate 50+ weddings and receptions per season.
Previous to this Jim worked for ten years with Golf Town in Ancaster, becoming a top Sales Associate while starting up their Corporate Promotional Department. Jim also created and conducted a variety of in-house staff sales seminars.
In the 1980s he started his own company supplying workers for construction, manufacturing and commercial industries. He operated this company successfully for almost 20 years employing 100+ people daily.
Back in the 1970s and early 80s Jim worked in the restoration and construction field as an estimator. He also started a branch office in St. Catharines, then moved to Ottawa to rebuild and run the Eastern Operations. He moved back to Toronto to become the Head Office General Manager of a multi-million dollar company, overseeing hundreds of various levels of employees.
Jim has been married for the past 42 years to wife Wendy. They have two adult children and two grandchildren.