We love turning possibility into reality, growing and developing viable businesses through our disciplined and pragmatic methodology.

Our experience is industry-agnostic. We bring knowledge and broad real world experience to our clients. Our hands-on professionals have expertise with companies in all stages of organizational growth and decline and organizational situations.

We do not teach our clients their business; we bring problem-solving skills and foster proactive thinking of their future. We do not work in a vacuum.

We narrowly scope our work rather than over-promise and under-perform. We work closely with client management to achieve business objectives. We believe that constructive conflict creates great ideas. We encourage open communication and participation by clients. We ensure implementation of business solutions by creating buy-in at all levels.

We create success by clear and organized analysis, goal identification and execution. Our solutions are cost-effective and measurable.

We are a boutique group with big business backgrounds working in a smaller team environment by choice.

We work.


Mr. Winett is the Founder and Managing Director of the DPAA Group, a boutique-consulting firm focused on creating strategy and providing operational execution services. Jim also is an entrepreneur and takes management and equity positions in emerging companies and technologies.

Jim is a hands-on operations and finance executive. As a business consultant and advisor, Mr. Winett has provided consulting services since 1987 to over 70 clients ranging from early-stage startups and turnarounds to large U.S. and overseas manufacturers, distributors, retailers and service corporations. Mr. Winett has particular strengths in strategic planning, organizational change, operational execution, restructurings, business development, and finance.

As an entrepreneur, Mr. Winett has founded and developed numerous successful companies in Internet Fulfillment, Consulting, Health, Fitness and Wellness, and Consumer Products industries. These include co-founding and running ICCS Partners, a financial services and business consulting firm, founding and managing ShipMax.com, a third-party fulfillment company for online retailers, co-founding The Agency for Sports Ethics, LLC the world’s premier independent anti-doping program for professional cycling and other sports, and serving in interim and executive roles with various consulting clients.

Mr. Winett received his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in 1992 and his B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987. He is also a CPA (inactive status).

Mr. Winett resides in Los Angeles with his wife and 2 daughters and enjoys competing in triathlons, 5k’s and 10k’s.


Blake began his international career as a business strategist to high-profile private wealth individuals and has become recognized for his expansive toolset of capabilities and skills. Earlier, Blake worked with a number of major multinational corporations, and subsequently used his entrepreneurial spirit to conceptualize and develop a variety of start ups in a wide range of industries. 

Accomplished Operations Executive with a variety of experience in company, business, and conceptual development. Seasoned in startup ventures to create growth in market valuation, RTO/IPO structured deals, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Impact Investing, and Strategic Advising. Extensive experience in rapidly scaling companies of global reach with a specialty in company rehabilitation and turnaround.