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 over 25 mergers and acquisitions, growing 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 management responsibilities, 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.
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 succession planning, servant leadership, innovation and gender equity.
Jim Wallace holds an active CPA license in California and Michigan.
Outside of my role as CEO, I like to spend time with my family, working in the garden and renovating our old house.