Jim is a Principal in the Youngstown, Ohio office of HBK and the National Director of HBK Manufacturing Solutions, a group of specialists focused on manufacturing clients and their unique needs.
After joining the firm in 1988, Jim has spent his career working in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution. As the National Director of HBK Manufacturing Solutions, Jim advises manufacturing and distribution clients on issues including tax planning, finance, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, and ESOP transitions. In addition, he shares his knowledge and experiences with manufacturing specialists throughout the firm as well as local and regional organizations and trade associations focused on the manufacturing industry. Jim’s accomplishments in this field were recognized when he was named Business Professional of the Year in August 2019 by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to his HBK role, Jim is Chairman of the Board of the Youngstown Business Incubator, an internationally recognized incubator focused on programs that include the use of additive manufacturing and advanced manufacturing technologies in the Mahoning Valley and Northeast Ohio.
- BSBA in Accounting, Youngstown State University
- Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Member, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
- Treasurer, Past Chair and Executive Committee Board Member, Youngstown Business Incubator
- Member, Government Affairs Council, Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Member, Farmer's National Bank, East Region Advisory Board
- Board Member, Youngstown Symphony Society
- Board Member, Youngstown State University Research Foundation
- Board Member, Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Member, Youngstown State University Williamson College of Business Administration Business Advisory Council
- Member, Youngstown State University Accounting Advisory Committee
- Member, Youngstown State University Penguin Club
- Executive Leadership Team Member, American Heart Association
- Past President, Mahoning Valley Chapter of Ohio Society of CPAs
- Past President, Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center