How does one go from meager beginnings to being CEO of a multi-million dollar firm and named as a Champion for Change by the White House?
The story of John Calhoun, Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Management Services (IMS) located in Jackson, Mississippi, is that of the classic entrepreneur overcoming hardship through intellect and a strong work ethic. His entrepreneurial drive began early when he, at the age of 12, mowed lawns with his older brothers for their business.
In February 1996, he and Rod Hill founded IMS, a full-service consulting, engineering, emergency response, management and operations firm helping public and private clients improve the environment and infrastructure. However, he was no overnight success story. Prior to starting IMS, he and Rod had two businesses that – in their words – “failed miserably”. They learned from the obstacles and stumbling blocks and successfully started IMS Engineers.
Since its inception, the firm has grown... Read More