Jim Lillis is a senior finance executive with more than 35 years of experience with technology, investment management and financial services companies experiencing rapid growth. Jim’s most recent corporate experience was an 18-year career at BlackRock, the world’s largest investment management firm. He initially served as the Controller of BlackRock. At that time, BlackRock was an early stage growth company that was building out its infrastructure. As Controller, he developed and managed the team that upgraded and implemented the finance and accounting systems for this rapidly growing company. Subsequently, BlackRock went public and he was on the team that managed the IPO process. In the ensuing years, he was the CFO and Treasurer of a division of BlackRock and his responsibilities included financial reporting and regulatory matters, including SEC filings, annual report and tax planning.
Jim’s areas of expertise include business modeling, forecasting, strategic planning, financial reporting, cash management, fund raising, borrowing relationships and contracts. He earned his BS in Accounting from Fordham University and is a Certified Public Accountant.