Jim Friesen, MBA, CMA, CPA, is proud to call Niagara home. After spending numerous years working in a large Accounting and Consulting firm (Toronto/Calgary), he joined Sunbelt Business Brokers Canada and opened an office in Niagara. This has allowed him to leverage his existing skills and experience while working with businesses within his community.
Jim had the good fortune of growing up in a family-owned business in the London, Ontario region. This experience was instrumental in teaching him the value of hard work and customer relationships, and the importance of understanding small business fundamentals. Today, he continues to be involved in the family business which is still going strong.
Jim has spent his professional career working in Finance with large national and global organizations throughout Canada. Most recently, he worked for a national Accounting and Consulting firm where he managed a team of analysts, evaluating the company’s financial performance and identifying Merger and Acquisition (M&A) opportunities.
Jim completed his undergraduate degree at Western University and then completed his CPA/CMA while living in the Greater Toronto Area. A few years later while working in Calgary, Jim completed his MBA at the University of Calgary.
Active memberships include the International Business Brokers Association and Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.