Jim has over a decade of wholesale distribution financial advisory experience. He has worked with more than two dozen leading wholesale distributors, including over a dozen "top-100" distributors in various market segments. He has worked intensively with acquirers of distribution organizations providing comprehensive industry searches, company screening and due diligence services such as competitive analysis, profitability enhancement evaluation and growth opportunities review to corporations and private equity funds as they considered distribution-related investments. Prior to co-founding Supply Chain Equity, Jim founded, built and headed the Distribution Advisory Practice at Brown Gibbons Lang & Company.
As a leading expert in the field of wholesale distribution, he has been a featured speaker at numerous industry conferences and events including the NAW Executive Summit, the NAW Billion Dollar Company Summit, TUG (Infor), S.I.D.A and annual executive forums sponsored by Activant and Strategic Pricing Associates. Excerpts of his work have been published in Industrial Distribution, TED Magazine, and Modern Distribution Management. He is an Associate Member of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors Education: J.D./M.B.A., magna cum laude, Case Western Reserve University; B.S., cum laude, Ohio Wesleyan University