About Summit 9 Consulting


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Jim Lyon drives business success.

Jim spent 20 years climbing the corporate ladder at four Fortune 500 corporations.  His positions in finance, marketing, sales, strategic planning, general management, and IT have one common theme – applying proven principles to disrupt the status quo and deliver better results.  He applied his methods quite successfully at two startup companies and since 2006 he has been guiding small business owners with the same approach – teach core principles, help apply the knowledge, and challenge people to execute.    Jim has guided over 100 businesses and their success is the best measure of his performance.  His clients earn record profits, win awards, create jobs, become effective managers and leaders, turn around struggling companies, retire wealthy and successfully, and find happiness in their decision to own a business.   Jim has an MBA from the University of Chicago, an economics degree from Grinnell College and years of formal and informal training from exceptional teachers and leaders.



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Scott Roberts helps people and organizations grow creatively.

Scott has spent 20 years in positions of progressive responsibility in general business management, sales, marketing and strategy.  Working in such diverse areas as biotechnology, consumer package goods, cosmetics, veterinary diagnostics, transaction processing, software and plastics, he has helped organizations both large and small grow sustainably.   In his work as a corporate lawyer he continued his drive to help people and organizations get results through acquisitions and raising capital.

Since 2005 Scott has been using this experience to coach companies from small to Fortune 500 in size to drive sustainable results through increasing revenues, developing people capabilities and capacity and using time more wisely.  Scott says “Summit 9 believes that coaching clients to find out what matters in their business and personal life and then achieve it results in happy people, happy owners and happy families.”

Scott has a bachelor's degree from the University of Tampa and JD from Northeastern University School of Law.