Currently, Jim is the National Lead Partner in charge of Mergers and Acquisitions for McGladrey overseeing the Firm’s Location Strategy which includes new market expansion as well as in- market mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Jim served as the leader of the West Region economic unit, where he oversaw the management of the Firm’s presence in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota and Western markets. He also led the firm’s successful organic expansion into Denver and Omaha and oversaw the client service and business development efforts of nearly 800 professionals. Jim has practiced as a health care audit partner at McGladrey as well over his 30 years of experience. Jim has been actively involved in our firm’s health care practice in a variety of leadership roles through the years working extensively with health systems, critical access hospitals and other community-based facilities, clinics, senior living organizations, ambulatory care companies and related organizations. In addition to assurance and accounting matters, he has assisted clients with financial projections, feasibility studies, debt capacity analysis and debt issuance, corporate restructuring, internal control reviews and related management services.