James A. Doederlein
James A. Doederlein – CFO, On Staff Consultant
Jim A. Doederlein received his accounting degree from Wayne State University and began his career with Arthur Andersen & Company. He then completed an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with a dual major in Finance and Marketing. He has an extensive background in international business strategy, and his interest and knowledge was further refined through a fellowship provided by the Nambu Foundation to go to Osaka, Japan, to provide consulting services, and by attending the Stockholm School of Economics to study international business strategy.After these experiences, Mr. Doederlein served as a Finance Manager for Ford Motor Company with responsibility for a $750 million joint venture with Mazda. He subsequently held various executive management positions with PepsiCo, Toys “R” Us, Yum! Restaurants International and NCH Corporation. His roles in these companies included Director of Strategy and Capital Planning for an international division, Vice President of International Finance and Operations, and Region Finance Manager over a $390 million budget. Mr. Doederlein brought his wealth of training, Fortune 100 experience and passion for economic transformation to his role as the International Operations Officer for Assemble Communications Global, a start-up telecommunications company whose vision was to bring transformation to third world countries. There he worked closely with the rest of the management team to formulate strategic planning for the business and was primarily responsible for the implementation of the planning as he oversaw the international operations of the company. Most recently, he has been the Director of Operations and Control for the Mid-Pacific and Okinawa Divisions of DFS Group, a luxury retailer that caters to the traveling public.