Mr. Fried is an accomplished finance professional with 25 years of global treasury, finance, accounting and business operations experience. Jim graduated from Post University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Management, and from Quinnipiac University with a Master of Business Administration in International Business & Finance. Jim began his career in Stamford, CT at GE Capital as a Financial Management Program (FMP) candidate, completing rotations through the Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Operations, Retail Financial Services and M&A divisions. The following decade was spent at the Director level with B/E Aerospace, Panolam Industries and Edwards Systems Technology all based out of Connecticut.
After two years as Regional Treasurer for Pirelli North America, Jim was as an Independent Financial Consultant before landing the position of Assistant Treasurer at Timex Group USA, Inc. where he supervised a total global staff of 26 through six direct reports. Over the course of seven years he managed global treasury and financial operations activities including pension, risk and FX management, cash flow forecasting, banking / lending, private capital relationships, budgeting, credit and collections and corporate travel. In this role, Jim collaborated with senior management in various initiatives involving mergers and acquisitions, business development, strategic planning, budgeting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
Jim is currently operating as an Independent Financial Consultant to several small and mid-sized companies, including United Technologies, where he worked as part of a team conducting an assessment of overall Financial and Treasury operations, process and procedural testing, systems requirements and staffing as the company prepares to split into 3 publicly traded companies and a merger with Raytheon. Jim is also a member of the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) and the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS).