James is a senior-level executive with extensive financial, accounting and administrative experience. He has been the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with Roaring Fork Restaurant Group and its affiliated real estate companies for the past 6 years. During this time, James has been involved in the opening of 21 restaurants and acquisition of 14 real estate properties. His duties include overseeing the accounting, finance, IT, legal and real estate functions.
Prior to Roaring Fork, James spent four years as the CFO with EMSystems. EMSystems is a leading provider of technology solutions for the healthcare industry. During his term he was responsible for the development and leadership of the finance, human resources and administrative functions in the Milwaukee, Sacramento, and Harrisburg offices. James was instrumental in the acquisition of two companies, one product line and ultimately the sale of EMSystems to Intermedix.
Prior to EMSystems, James was a Senior Manager at a Milwaukee based regional CPA firm and CFO for a privately owned company operating out of Dallas and Milwaukee. His primary responsibilities included overseeing financial reporting, general accounting, tax reporting, and administrative functions.
James started his career with KPMG Peat Marwick, one of the nation's largest public accounting firms. While at KPMG, he earned his CPA license and served as an auditor and national instructor. James performed audit and advisory services to both private and publicly traded companies in various industries.
James received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of both the AICPA and WICPA societies. James resides in Menomonee Falls, WI and has two adult children. He enjoys attending Badger sporting events, concerts, and live theater. James is currently enjoying remodeling his home as well as restoring a reproduction of a 356 Speedster.