Title:Director, Advisory Services
Education:Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Georgia State University
A Director with Cherry Bekaert’s Technology Solutions group, Jim has more than 25 years of experience advising clients with business flow, manufacturing and distribution processes, and analytical reporting. He serves as a consultant to the Firm’s Risk Advisory Services group and THInc specialty practice by helping clients improve and re-engineer business processes, identify redundancies, eliminate non-essential procedures, and reduce costs.
Jim’s strong technical expertise, combined with his business experience, enables him to deliver reliable solutions that blend the best technology and processes for meeting clients’ needs. His expertise within the industrial sector spans various functional areas, including manufacturing, costing, material planning, workflow, business intelligence, shop floor data collection, and mobile solutions. Additionally, Jim’s guidance extends to the infrastructure requirements that run multiple enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, both on the client and the server side.
With a strong background in handling merger and acquisition activities, Jim has significant experience with IT due diligence engagements. He has also played a key role in IT/systems divesture projects and IT post-merger integration projects, including system migrations and optimization strategies.
Prior to joining Chery Bekaert, Jim worked for a boutique consulting firm, as an IT manager at a Fortune 500 specialty chemical company, and as a senior information technologist specializing in Microsoft Dynamics implementations.
Specialties/Areas of Expertise
- Business Intelligence
- Business Process Engineering
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
- IT Due Diligence
- Supply Chain Management