Jim Chamberlain is a business partner, CFO and experienced advisor to entrepreneurs. He leverages his knowledge of corporate financials, as well as his personal network of investment banking and venture capital contacts and communities on behalf of his clients. His open leadership style welcomes all opinions and quickly creates an atmosphere of trust between his clients and himself. Finally, Jim combines integrity, humility and hard work needed to accomplish his clients’ goals.
With more than 35 years of financial management accomplishments in private and public companies, Jim has extensive experience in the following industries:
- Chemical and petroleum manufacturing
- EDI systems for health care
- Internet services
- Product distribution.
He has raised venture capital and private equity funding in excess of $400 million for two start-up operations and a private family trust. His expertise also includes:
- Public company controllership
- SEC reporting
- ERP systems implementation
- Debt/equity recapitalization and financial reengineering
- Financial Reporting/Investor Relations
- Treasury Management
- Business Valuation
- Shareholder Value Enhancement.
Jim has managed IPOs, acquisitions and divestitures, turnarounds and bankruptcies. His aptitude to identify, quantify and obtain the financial resources and human capital needed to grow a business and optimize financial returns is exceptional.
Jim began his career in finance with Ernst and Young in San Francisco.
He holds a BA degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas and Louisiana, a Certified Management Accountant and holds the CMGA awarded by the AICPA.