Covid-19 Update


Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 and until further notice, Econsult Solutions is having staff members work from home. This form of “social distancing” has been implemented with the safety of our staff and the community at large in mind. We have instituted all necessary remote-working features and remain open for business, hard at work on current engagements and eager to hear how we can support your needs. 

These are extraordinary times. The global pandemic has reached every aspect of every life in every corner of the world. More than ever, ESI stands ready to apply economics, strategy, and insight to help you move forward. Be on the lookout for additional content on our blog, Present Value. Together we will emerge stronger and wiser. 

James Bolno

James Bolno, MBA, MGA

Senior Advisor

Background & Experience

James Bolno is a Senior Advisor with Econsult Solutions, Inc. and a former Senior Financial Manager with the City of Philadelphia Water Department (PWD). With 35 years of experience, Mr. Bolno has expertise in productivity and cost-benefit analysis, public private partnerships, privatization, energy management, utility management, performance measurement, strategic planning and senior level project management. His is experienced in leading management audits, organizational productivity and change management initiatives. In addition, Mr. Bolno was senior project manager on three significant public-private-partnerships for the PWD involving cogeneration, automatic meter reading, and biosolids management. Each project was approved by the Mayor and Philadelphia City Council and successfully implemented.

In recognition of his achievements Mr. Bolno was the first recipient of the Public Management Award given by Mayor Edward Rendell and the Greater Philadelphia First Corporation. Mr. Bolno has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Fox School of Business at Temple University, and a Masters in Government Administration (MBA) from the Fels School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Areas of Expertise