Jim Gilbride is a successful senior executive and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of business experience. Jim currently serves as Partner and Area Director of Northeast Ohio for FocusCFO, a company dedicated to helping SMBs and family-owned businesses in Ohio optimize growth and cash flow through sound financial forecasting, cash flow management and operational improvements.
In his current role, Jim works with his team of more than 30 CFOs to help owners of SMEs around Northeast Ohio understand the key drivers of profitability and how to most effectively improve, enhance or implement those drivers.
As the leading CFO services provider in the Ohio market, FocusCFO has emerged as the clear market leader in providing world-class CFO support to more than 500 SMEs in Ohio, specifically targeting companies in the $2M-$20M revenue segment.
Prior to FocusCFO, Jim founded Buckeye Distributing, a beverage distribution organization. Over the course of 14 years, he grew the company from two to 250 employees and over $90M in annual sales.
Jim holds a Bachelor Degree in both Finance and Marketing from The Ohio State University.