About Jim House

Jim House, mba


the Colonial Group

A results oriented leader with a solid history of inspiring, guiding, and directing a shared vision and turning it into reality. A strong foundation of family entrepreneurship, coupled with 25+ years of seasoned “hands on” leadership experience gives way to a stable and sustainable base.

Jim has an established track record for providing clarity in complex situations. Highly approachable and diplomatic with infectious enthusiasm, excellent communicator with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. He specializes in:

  • Strategic and Business Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Government Relations
  • Executive Networking
  • International Business Development


  • Master of Business Administration, Royal Roads University, BC
  • Canadian Forces Leadership Training
  • Canadian Forces Senior Leadership Training
  • Certificate: Studies of Eastern Business Best Practices
  • Negotiating Solutions – Executive Industry Negotiations

Having worked at senior executive and management levels with major international aerospace and defense companies, with government and with the Canadian Forces, Jim has hands on experience in leadership and strategic decision making.


  • 2009-present: President, The Colonial Group
  • 2009-2012: Director, Business Strategy, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 2006- 2009: Vice-President, Government Relations, Honeywell Canada
  • 2003-2006: Director of Canadian Programs and Senior Program Manager, Honeywell Canada Logistics Services
  • 2001-2003: Senior Account Executive, Corporate Business Development, Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • 1978-2001: Aircrew, Canadian Forces