Jim Vazzo

Jim Vazzo

James F. (Jim) Vazzo is a senior-level CFO with established leadership, communications, and analytical skills in various manufacturing business sectors. With over 34 years of experience, Jim is an accomplished financial manager of multi-location, domestic and international businesses.

His manufacturing background spans the steel, plumbing ware, engineered polymers, engineered products, powder metals, ceramic and carbide finishing, and electronics industries. These businesses represent revenue in the range of $3 million to $200 million. He is particularly pleased with his adeptness at finding and resolving issues related to inventory shrink and valuation methodologies.

Over the years, Jim has been instrumental in:

  • Establishing domestic and international banking relationships to drive corporate growth
  • Securing appropriate financing including revolving and CAPEX lines of credit, overdraft facilities, term loans, interest rate swap agreements, and foreign letters of credit to achieve corporate objectives
  • Acquiring real estate and buildings for manufacturing operations (including a deal involving interest rate swap agreements)
  • Design of systems and performance driven metrics for monitoring free cash flow, primary working capital, DSO, and other financial and operating indicators
  • Generating a proven track record in the areas of treasury, cash and risk management (resulting in consistently lower premiums and enhanced coverage)
  • Consulting with executive management to achieve corporate mandates and savings in the areas of budgeting, M&A, operating performance and taxes
  • Developing a network of knowledgeable and capable bankers, lawyers, accountants and risk managers to provide the necessary support and advice to ensure sound business decisions and outcomes

As a former adjunct faculty member for Kent State University, Jim taught cost accounting and currently serves on the Board of Directors for New Century Careers. He holds a BS degree in Accounting and an MBA degree, both from Youngstown State University. Additionally, in his spare time, he enjoys reading, bicycle riding, and European travel.

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