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Ernst & Young | Atlantic Managing Partner Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor
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Jim is the Atlantic Managing Partner for Ernst & Young LLP and has over 30 years of strategic advisory and operations experience. He has extensive financial advisory and transaction experience in health and life sciences, real estate and construction, manufacturing and distribution, and technology.
Jim also leads the Merger and Acquisition Practice and Structured Finance Practices in Atlantic Canada. Jim was formerly the Practice Director of the Ernst & Young Corporate Finance Practice in Toronto and also served as the National Director of the Health and Life Sciences and Consumer Products Corporate Finance Practice.
During a break in his career with Ernst & Young Jim also acted as President and COO of a high growth publicly listed manufacturing business with 2300 employees and $650 million in revenue with operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. He was recipient of the Ontario Region manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Cum Laude from Dalhousie University, a CA in Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, the CF Corporate Finance Specialty in Canada, England and Wales, and is a North American qualified CEPA.
Jim has landed more Atlantic salmon than any financial advisor he knows. He also is a cyclist and a golfer.
Leadership of the Ernst & Young Atlantic practice.
Leading Ernst & Young Atlantic Market practice - focus on growing businesses throughout the Atlantic Region.
Strategy, corporate finance advisory, private equity investment management.
Led growth from a newly listed public company to market leader, grew revenue from $40 million to over $600 million in a six year period.
Practice Director, Toronto Ontario, Health and Life Science, Consumer Products Corporate Finance Practice.
Ernst & Young Shareholder Value Management Program Past-Chair, Economic Development Advisory Board, City of Mississauga Lecturer – Financing and Strategy, Venture Capital, Growth Strategy, The Business Acquisition Process Former Vice Chair and member of the Finance and Executive Committees, Horizon Health Network – Organization responsible for primary health care delivery in New Brunswick Former Board Member and IT committee member, Facilicorp NB – Shared services organization for all New Brunswick Health Corporations Member-External Advisory Board, Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies, Mount Allison University Speaker/moderator of a number of conferences, including Financing Growth, Venture Capital in Canada and Shareholder Value Management Past-President and board member, Riverside Golf Club Chair, 2010 New Brunswick Amateur Golf Tournament Head Coach, Rothesay High School varsity boys’ basketball team 2003-2010, Distinguished Coach award 2010
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