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Jim
Wallace, CPA
600 California Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108

Overview

 

With over 30 years of public accounting experience, Jim is BPM’s Chief Executive Officer and serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors and Management Committee. Prior to joining BPM, Jim served as Chief Operating Officer at Rehmann, where he led the firm through several business combinations, growing helping to grow the organization from $45M to $110M over his tenure.

As CEO of BPM, Jim focuses his attention on leading strategic initiatives that raise the Firm’s national prominence through the expansion into new markets, concentration on specialty services and business combinations in key markets. Through his leadership and commitment to “Because People Matter,” the Firm continues to be recognized as a Best Place to Work and serve clients.  

In addition to his executive role, Jim also serves on the Firm’s Women’s Initiative Now! Committee, a BPM program focused on opportunities that enhance gender diversity in leadership roles within the Firm and industry. Jim also serves on the AICPA Woman’s Initiative Executive Committee (WIEC), whose mission is to promote and support the success of women for the broader purpose of sustaining the profession by creating an inclusive environment, increasing talent engagement and leadership opportunities for women.

He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Council and the Ageno School of Business Advisory Board.

Recognized within the community for his effective leadership and business acumen, Jim is often asked to speak on various topics, including servant leadership, innovation and gender equity and was recently honored, as one of the Most Admired CEOs in Bay Area Business.

Jim Wallace holds an active CPA license in California and Michigan. 

Interesting Tidbit

Outside of my role as CEO, Jim likes to spend time with my family, working in the garden and renovating his old house. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Executive Committee Member — AICPA Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee
  • Board Member — Bay Area Council
  • Board Member — Golden Gate University Ageno School of Business
  • Member — American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member — California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member — Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

Previous Community Activities

  • Co-Chair and Member — Saginaw Chamber of Commerce Leadership Diversity Committee
  • Board Member — Catholic Diocese of Saginaw
  • Board Member and Chair — Saginaw Area Catholic Schools
  • Board Member and President — Nouvel Catholic High School

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Education

BS, Business Administration & Accounting — Aquinas College