James Lavorato is the founder of 4M Performance a business and leadership coaching company. 4M Performance is based upon a performance model which utilizes the four essential requirements for business success: Management, Marketing, Money, Momentum.
In 2018 he launched Fund-House Ventures, an angel investment company that provides funding for early-stage and 2nd growth opportunities. Fund-House’s areas of investment interest, are Technology, Health & Wellness, Green-space, Arts & Entertainment.
Jim is also President of Entertainment Equipment Corporation which he launched in 1988, and continues to manage. EEC sells and services projection, sound, and related equipment to the motion picture industry. Throughout his career, he has been at the forefront of cinema technology and was instrumental in the success of the first commercial release of a digital feature film (‘Star Wars: Attack of the Clones’ 2001).
In 2009 he co-founded the Arboreel Group – a consultancy that transforms movie theaters into sustainable structures through the implementation of an energy-efficient compliance and certification process. Arboreel was conceived and developed based upon the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System.
Over his career, he gained extensive domestic and international experience, living and working in Boston, Buffalo, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Pittsburgh, and holding assignments in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Singapore, Tokyo, and throughout Central America.
Prior to launching EEC, Mr. Lavorato had a successful career at the Mellon Bank where he attained the position of Senior Vice President. He also functioned as the Chief Financial Officer of Mellon International, being responsible for all financial activities at the Bank’s Wall Street operations.
Previous to Mellon Bank Jim worked as a Corporate Analyst for the Itek Corporation, which developed and manufactured highly advanced optical systems and products used by the U.S. Air Force and NASA. Prior to Itek he worked as a Financial Analyst for the United Brands Company in their Chiquita Food Division.
In addition, he is currently a Certified SCORE Mentor.
Mr. Lavorato has authored numerous articles on the entertainment and media industries. His works have appeared in Film Journal International, Boxoffice Magazine, and Theatre World. He also authors a blog on the cinema industry, Cinema Mucho Gusto, and is currently a contributing editor at ScreenTrade Magazine.
Mr. Lavorato earned a Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Phoenix, AZ. A Masters in Business Administration from Suffolk University, Boston, MA, and a BA in Accounting from Suffolk University.
He resides in Scottsdale, AZ.