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Jim Auker
Jim Auker
Education & Qualifications
MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
B.A. in Business and Economics, Wheaton College
Membership & Community
Treasurer, Hope4theOrphan, African-based orphan ministry
Jim Auker

Jim has more than 25 years of finance, valuation, corporate turnaround and restructuring, and executive management experience. Additionally, he has served as the Chief Financial Officer for companies with revenues ranging from $5M to $150M.

Jim has extensive experience in M&A, financial advisory services, and also brings a wealth of experience as an investor and portfolio manager across multiple industries in his years working for a large investment firm then as a founding partner in a start-up investment firm.

Representative Engagements
Chief Financial Officer
  • Home Products International, a $150M plastics manufacturer based in Chicago.
  • Orion Drilling Company, a $150M manufacturer and operator of best-in-class oil & gas drilling rigs.
  • American Standard Energy, a $150M oil & gas exploration and production company.
  • Integrated Drive Systems, a $15M control systems manufacturing and construction company.
  • Tank One Services, a $10M oilfield equipment and service company.
M&A, Turnaround Strategies & Financial Advisory
  • Florida Chemical, a $100M+ acquisition by Flotek Industries.
  • Elk Horn Coal, a $30M coal producer.
  • Eclipse IOR Services, a $6M oilfield technology company.
  • Sitelark Consulting, a $1M software company.
  • Raw Health, a $1M pet food manufacturer.
Investor and Portfolio Manager
  • Comprehensive valuation and corporate finance background built from identifying undervalued securities across multiple industry sectors.
  • Advised executive teams of multiple portfolio companies, offering guidance in financing alternatives and market risk.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and analytical talent with the ability to synthesize, review and analyze sophisticated data that lead to strategic decisions.
  • Cultivated trusted relationships with lenders and shareholders.