Jim has been teaching, consulting and mentoring businesses to achieve accelerated growth and profitability for over 35 years.

His proven systems and resources to assist owners and their team to reach goals, has earned him widespread respect from manufacturers to distributors to salon owners. Jim continues his journey of making a difference everyday for  people in all businesses with specialization in the beauty industry.

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PARTIAL CLIENT LIST: Chase Manhattan Bank, Prudential Insurance, American Cable Systems, Hair 2000,Union National Bank, Liberty Enterprises, Roberts Realty, TCI Cable, Schatz Retail Stores, Albany Medical Center, Schenectady Chemical, NYS Professional Insurance Agents, Hoffman Enterprises, Janitronics, The Maids, St. Peter’s Hospital, Headlines The Salon, Twig Salon, BeautyScope, Kevin Murphy, J Beverly Hills, Ovation and Framesi.


“I have known Jim DeBerry for over 15 years now and can confidently say there is no one respected more by distributors for his knowledge of the Manufacturer/Distributor relationship. He has a unique experience that he brings to the market given his history of owning a Distributorship, leading a Manufacturer and educating Salons and Sales Consultants on best business practices.  He has changed the lives of many Salon Owners and Stylists showing them how to make a significant impact on their business.”

Rick Kornbluth

“Thank you so much for your personal interest in my company’s number asset, our people!  Your development and growth exercises are lifetime gifts!”

Lead Twiggy,
Twig Salon

“I am happy to endorse and strongly recommend Jim.  It is rare to have the combination of distribution, manufacturing and salon experience, to be successful in all three, rarer still.  Most important of all, Jim is a great communicator and easy to work with.  I consider it a privilege to call Jim a friend and a colleague.”

Jim Nordstrom
Famous Names

“As owners of an independent salon distributorship entering our 50th year in business, we have relied on Jim’s knowledge and expertise on many occasions.  He is a professional who has opened our eyes to opportunities, and provided us leadership support to help us reach our goals.”

Chris Fatica
Angelo’s Salon Development Group Inc.

Jim is truly and industry leader.  His range of experience makes him unique in our industry.  As a successful distributor, a principle at a top industry manufacturer and as a consultant for salons, Jim is able to skillfully advise on all facets of the Professional Beauty Industry.  I worked closely with Jim while he was the president of one of our key brand partners, and it was a thrill to work with him. It’s rare that someone understands our business as well as he did and brings that much value to the equation.  Lastly, Jim’s network in our industry is incredible.  Everyone loves him! That can open up many doors for people he works with.

Josh Hafetz
Raylon Corporation
Former Vice Chairman of the Professional Beauty Association


Jim Deberry has been instrumental in our development as a young company. He brings years of experience to cut down on wasted time trying to figure processes in warehouse, warehouse design for flow, staffing, office configuration, launch strategy and other critical items that most entrepreneurs will face. Jim has been a great mentor to many of the sales professionals we have employed over the years and has the ability to tap into the mind of the sales professional and ignite a flame of desire to succeed in the field.

Jim DeBerry understands people and how to get the most out of them. His background in education plays a key role in developing the sales staff.

Ward Bassett
Bassett Salon Solutions