Jim Gianiny

Veritas Solutions

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Jim has more than 30 years of operational and client engagement expertise spanning all phases of a company’s life cycle. He successfully managed two start-ups from inception through acquisition.


With experience spanning across the Fortune 500 and leading industry trade associations, Jim partners with executive leadership to create sustained engagement programs that address core business, political and internal challenges. He is a recognized innovator in designing and implementing some of the most sophisticated communication outreach programs in existence today.


Jim served as President of DDC for 23 years. Under his leadership, DDC grew from a small tech start-up to the leading public affairs agency in the country. His accomplishments include:

In 2014, Jim oversaw the successful acquisition of DDC by Omnicom, a global media, marketing and corporate communications holding company, and then the agency’s seamless integration into the Omnicom family while delivering year-over-year record-breaking revenue and profitability performance.


In his role as President, Jim also served as strategic advisor to DDC’s client base of Fortune 100 executives and the nation’s leading trade associations. His role included oversight of the strategic design, development and implementation of sustainable solutions to complex business and political challenges.


Prior to joining DDC, Jim was a founding member of the Direct Impact Company, coordinating company operations and overseeing the firm’s lauded growth during the 1990s. Direct Impact was acquired by WPP in 1999.


Jim earned his B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland.