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Nov 19, 2018 at 1:33 AM
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Jan 13, 2017 at 9:21 AM

Posted on: Jan 11, 2017 at 5:51 PM

I hope you don't mind if a Muse a bit. My banking career has 2 parts, before Chrysler and after Chrysler. 1979. Chrysler was failing. Lee Iacocca petitioned the US Treasury for a bail-out. I was with Sanwa Bank (Japan) in SF and was on the team managing the Chrysler Realationship. To my amazement, when things got difficult and Creditor Meetings were set up to settle the issues, I was chosen to be the Representative of the Bank. I was the youngest person in the room by 20 years. While at a dinner one night I was asked how I came to be a part of the Creditors Committee, alluding to my age. I said, "Well, I guess Sanwa decided I was the best man for the job". My Legal Counsel, Hobie, said, "You don't know why you're here do you". "Why do you say that?" "Sanwa sent YOU because they wanted to show just how much they disrespected the process!" Wow...what a downer. Hobie became my best friend, like a Brother. Today he is Chief Counsel for the Steve Jobs Family. With his help I got Sanwa out of Chrysler with a full pay-off of the credit. Before Chrysler I was just another Lackey with no Title, After Chrysler, I was treated like a hero. Sanwa made me VP. Soon after I went to Union Bank in SF.

Nov 19, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Happy Birthday Jim, I hope that you have a great day with lots of good things planned for today and the future...

Michele Thring has left an In Memory comment for Profile.
Oct 30, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Susan Johnson and I were friends in High School and we had a lot of fun together. We were members of the "Jet's" our high school basketball team.  In fact I just found our banners the other day in my attic.  How strange that is.....I visisted with her at this year's High School reunion and it was good to see her after all of the years had gone by.  She was a very sweet caring person and I am glad that I was her friend at Piedmont High.  It really was a shock to read about her passing, because I had just seen her a short time ago.  Sweet dreams, Susan, it was wonderful to have been a part of your life so many years ago...

Michele Thring has left an In Memory comment for Profile.
Oct 30, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Susan Johnson and I were friends in High School and we had a lot of fun together. We were members of the "Jet's" our high school basketball team.  In fact I just found our banners the other day in my attic.  How strange that is.....I visisted with her at this year's High School reunion and it was good to see her after all of the years had gone by.  She was a very sweet caring person and I am glad that I was her friend at Piedmont High.  It really was a shock to read about her passing, because I had just seen her a short time ago.  Sweet dreams, Susan, it was wonderful to have been a part of your life so many years ago....

Michele Bold

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Jul 06, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Posted on: Jul 06, 2014 at 10:12 AM

What an interesting life you have had..

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Jul 05, 2014 at 9:01 PM