Speaker Information

Distinguished Speaker's Luncheon Series


Friday, April 7, 2017

11:45am to 1:00pm

James Guthrie

Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Supernova Companies, Inc.


You’ll want to make plans now to attend and hear our keynote speaker Mr. Jim Guthrie.  Jim is an and accomplished leader who currently serves as Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Supernova Companies, an innovative financial services company that helps individuals and companies obtain capital in the most efficient manner.


Mr. Guthrie is the former president of Promus Capital, LLC, where he let the multi-family office and investment advisory practices.  Before he joined Promus, Jim was president and CEO of David A. Noyes & Company, a regional investment company.    He was also an executive director at UBS Financial where he led the company’s largest U.S. advisor coaching team that focused on 1000 advisors and served as a regional sales manager.  


Jim’s financial services career started at Merrill Lynch where he served on its Global Bank Field Strategy Council and as a regional manager.   


For eleven years previous to Merrill he was the President and COO of Garda (formerly United Armored Services) where he led the 1200 employee firm through a period that saw their revenue grow from $7.2 million to over $55.4 million per year.


Mr. Guthrie holds an M.B.A from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, and a B.A. from the University of Berkeley.  


In addition to his career success, Jim would count his involvement in his family and the community to be some of his life’s biggest achievements.   Jim will tell his exciting life’s story at the April 7 luncheon.    This is a great opportunity to share lunch—and your faith—with a coworker, so don’t forget to invite them.


The luncheon starts at 11:45 am and finishes promptly at 1pm on Friday, April 7 at The Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago.


Attire is business casual (no jeans). The luncheon is $35. A whole table (seats 8) can be reserved for $250, half tables for $130.


Reservations can be made in two ways:


  • Credit card – Visa or MasterCard. Reservations must be made before noon on Tuesday, April 4, by calling Judy Busic at 312-327-8600.
  • Checks, made out to MBN, can be sent to The Moody Church, 1635 North LaSalle Blvd., Chicago, IL 60614. Checks must be received by April 4.


Changes and/or cancellations must be done no later than 12:00 pm on the Wednesday prior to the luncheon; otherwise you will be responsible for payment based on your guaranteed reservation.