James M. Watt – Co-Founder
President & Chief Executive Officer
Dynamic Solutions Group
As co-founder and CEO of Dynamic Solutions Group, Jim Watt is responsible for running all facets of the business. Jim has over 20 years of experience on a wide array of business IT solutions including cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, network-wide threat assessments, unified communications, mobile workforce automation, project management and many other areas related to technology and business.
Prior to forming Dynamic Solutions Group, Jim was the Director of IT for The Connelly Insurance Agency (CIG). With CIG, he successfully implemented a vast array of automation projects for the agency, which included an agency wide document management system, e-fax solution, secure remote access, along with other agency automation projects.
Before joining CIG, Jim was responsible for architecture, implementation and management of MOON Communications’ network infrastructure which carried critical patient medical records with a high level of security and fault tolerance.
Before joining MOON Communications, Jim was the LAN Administrator for a large server farm for DANKA Industries, a publicly traded company. Projects included cross platform integration between Novell Servers and IBM RS 6000 UNIX servers. This became the company’s backbone for email communications, inter-departmental file, and print services. Jim also developed, implemented and maintained remote access solutions for DANKA’s mobile work force.
While at DANKA, Jim was promoted to Operations Manager for the entire Digital DANKA Division of DANKA Industries. Jim was responsible the entire Digital DANKA worldwide network. This network connected Digital DANKA Labs worldwide with locations in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, St Petersburg – FL and London – England.
Jim has been an adjunct professor at the Saint Petersburg College (SPC) teaching Microsoft Certified Curriculum on TCP/IP, Internet Information Server (IIS) and other Microsoft Technologies. His certifications have included, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Internet (MCSE+I), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Certified Meraki Network Administrator (CMNA), Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Novell Certified Netware Engineer (CNE), Certified SonicWALL Security Administrator (CSSA), Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC), Digium Switchvox Support Engineer (dSSE), Sophos Certified Engineer, and other vendor specific certifications.
Jim is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas and a past member of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday – Jazz Force. Jim has worked on election campaigns and is a past member of the Morton Plant Mease Corporate Associates and USAmeriBank’s Strategic IT Planning Committee. Jim currently serves on the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Ride and Run with the Stars Board and other community events. Supported charities have included JDRF, Hillsborough Education Foundation, Palm Harbor High School Softball, Calvary Christian High School Marching Band, Garfield Park Conservatory, Shedd Aquarium, Ounce of Prevention Fund, and others.
Jim is married and resides in Palm Harbor with his wife and four children.