Jim is a co-founder of FLG Partners. He has over 35 years of senior financial and executive experience in both the high technology and life science industries. His industry experience includes telecommunications, biotechnology instrumentation, software, semiconductor, semiconductor equipment and medical devices. In addition to strengths in both financial management and technical accounting, he has managed the legal, information technology, human resources, and facilities functions.
Jim is current in SEC reporting, having recently completed an engagement as interim CFO of a public company that had lost its CFO and senior accounting staff. Another public company engagement included a significant M&A transaction, the restructuring of debt, and successfully avoiding a delisting threatened byNASDAQ. In addition to ensuring the client’s SEC filings remained current, all these issues were successfully concluded during Jim’s engagements. He has served as a Director and Secretary, as well as Chief Financial Officer, and was the co-founder of Applied Biosystems, a highly successful public biotechnology research instrument company. He has worked with several technology growth companies, where his expertise in liquidity strategies, initial public offerings and sales of the company, as well as managing rapid growth and international expansion, offered quick and practical solutions to operational issues and provided a seasoned perspective on strategic issues. He began his career with Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte & Touche) and is a former Certified Public Accountant in California.
Jim earned a BSEE (With Distinction) in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a MBA from Harvard University.
“We engaged FLG Partners when we were in the final stages of negotiations to be acquired by a major Japanese company and suddenly lost our senior financial executive to a medical leave. Jim Pardee, the FLG partner we selected, quickly developed a financial forecasting model that allowed the senior team to dynamically analyze various revenue and expense alternatives, and provide the financial forecasts required for the closing process. Jim assumed leadership of the financial group, made some key staffing improvements, and led the group through a full mid-month audit (required by the transaction) as well as the year-end audit. Jim also led the financial integration with our new parent, including new reporting requirements, additional audit activities, and critical calculations related to determining the final purchase price amount. His leadership was instrumental in our successful close of this deal for SiTime.”
RAJESH VASHIST, CEO, SITIME
Jim's Perspective on FLG
As a founder, I’m proud that FLG Partners has become the leading CFO consulting and Board advisory firm in Northern California and beyond. It’s the top-quality partners that have joined FLG that enables us to provide best-in-class service to our clients. Because of the experience and mutual support among the partners, we can confidently address any business issue.- Jim Pardee
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- Semiconductor Process