Diamond Growth Partners:
Diamond Growth Partners work with your business to drive leads, referrals, and close new and repeat sales while helping your business manage expenses and improve operational processes. We specialize in nurturing small and medium sized businesses in the Chicago area by coaching, consulting, and advising Entrepreneurs and Business Owners through monthly business coaching subscriptions, one-off consulting engagements, and/or on-going services to reduce operating costs and/or scale and grow your business. We also help business owners with succession planning and getting their business ready for sale. Regardless of industry, if your business is in the Chicago area please contact us to see how Diamond Growth Partners can help your business stabilize, scale and grow!

Some Recent Highlights:

  • Organically increased monthly order entry by 307%, which played a role in the parent company’s stock price going from ~$4 to ~$72 a share


  • Brought a business out of bankruptcy, stabilized it, and successfully grew it


  • Helped several business owners sell their businesses to Strategic and PE firms


  • Organically increased revenue 300% in less than 3 years and led sale to Strategic at 8.8X EBITDA


  • Organically increased sales by 17.2%, customer count by 16%, and leads by 452% for a “mature” business setting it up for sale


  • Improved margins by 53%, reduced system lead times from 16 to 9 weeks and reduced quoting lead times from 15 days to 4 days

“I am confident that our skills, experience, network of professionals, and ability to quickly improve and scale businesses will make us invaluable advisors for you and your company.” Jim Houlihan, President of Diamond Growth Partners

Jim Houlihan, President


  • With over 25 years of experience, Jim is a strong international business executive with hands-on strategy, marketing, sales, operations, and accounting experience.
  • Jim has been an owner and part-owner of businesses and has experience growing and managing companies under $100MM in revenue. Jim has experience working for Private-Equity-held companies, in addition to companies in the following industries: building and construction, manufacturing, chemicals, software services, telecommunications, financial services, credit card processing, and pharmaceuticals.  Jim has held the titles of CEO, COO, and CFO.


  • Jim holds a BSBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
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