Jim comes to SGS with a wealth of financial and executive experience at both publicly traded and private companies. Most recently, Jim served as Chief Financial Officer at Truck Hero, Inc., a leading vertically-integrated designer, manufacturer and online retailer of branded functional aftermarket accessories for pickup trucks and Jeeps. Since joining Truck Hero in 2015, the company grew from approximately $300 million in sales to over $1.2 billion, driven by both strong organic growth and acquisitions. During his tenure at Truck Hero, he was responsible for building all aspects of the company’s finance and IT organizations, leading acquisition identification and integration, and supporting the creation and execution of Truck Hero’s strategic plan.
Prior to Truck Hero, from 2010 – 2015 Jim served as Chief Financial Officer at the Pampered Chef, Ltd., a consumer goods company owned by Berkshire Hathaway. During his tenure at Pampered Chef, Jim led a significant improvement in their finance department through improved process development and personnel mentoring. Prior to the Pampered Chef, Jim held a number of roles at Sirva Worldwide, Inc., including VP of Business Development (mergers & acquisitions), Chief Accounting Officer and ultimately Chief Financial Officer. Earlier in Jim’s career, he served in the Transaction Services and audit practices at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jim holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.
Jim lives in a suburb of Chicago with his college sweetheart and wife, Miegan. They have 3 kids. Jim enjoys exercising on a regular basis and tries to play golf whenever he has the chance.