Jim is the Boats Group numbers and operations guy, bringing his most recent experience of five years at a former Apax Partners portfolio company, TRADER Corporation, where he was responsible for all finance, accounting, treasury, tax, credit and collections, corporate program management, investor/bondholder communications and relations, and legal and trademark issues. Jim played a key role in the accelerated restructuring and growth of TRADER and he is widely respected for his extensive experience in working for and with companies facing a wide variety of challenges including acquisitions, operational restructurings, revenue growth and cost optimization.
Jim is responsible for ensuring Boats Group’s financial and operational strategies deliver sustainable and profitable growth. He oversees the company’s global financial management and is one of the key leaders driving Boats Group’s evolution as a company. His innovative approach in applying lean development principles to finance has helped to quickly scale a fast-growing company that has a presence around the world today.
Prior to joining TRADER, Jim was a director for AlixPartners, a firm specializing in enterprise improvement, financial advisory and corporate turnaround activities. Throughout his career, Jim has worked for a variety of high-tech and distribution companies as Chief Financial Officer, and in other management positions. Jim’s experience providing new insights and solutions to companies across diverse industries and building high-performing teams is well-suited to Boats Group’s growth aspirations.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a BS in Accounting and Business from the University of Kansas.