James (Jimmy) T. Lindell is President of a Wisconsin-based provider of strategic and financial consulting, professional speaking, training, and executive coaching. Jim has an extensive background in senior management, including positions as Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Controller, and Corporate Assistant Controller. Jim has worked with a variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, not-for-profit, distribution, and food processing. He has participated in more than 50 M&A projects.
Jim is a CPA with public accounting experience at several local and regional accounting firms. He is a recipient of the Certified Speaking Professional designation, the highest designation that can be earned by a member of the National Speakers Association. He is a Vistage Chairman and responsible for two CEO groups in the Milwaukee area. He is a member (and instructor) of the American Institute of CPAs and the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs and a member of the National Speakers Association.
Jim is the author of Controller as Business Manager (Published by the AICPA and Wiley) and author of the AICPA courses: Annual Update for Controllers (Best Seller), Analytics and Big Data for Accountants, and many other courses on financial leadership.
Jim is a ten-time recipient of the AICPA's Outstanding Discussion Leader Award.
Jim is a member of the folk music group Deep Pool, retired coach of a boys' high school rugby club, and still plays "old boys" rugby.