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

Overview

With over 35 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 Inclusion Now! Committee, a BPM program focused on opportunities that enhance gender and minority diversity in leadership roles within the Firm and profession. 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, Golden Gate University Board of Trustees and the Ageno School of Business Advisory Board. In addition, Jim will join the AICPA Council in 2021.

Recognized within the community for his effective leadership and business acumen, Jim is often asked to speak on various topics, including success-based leadership, innovation and gender equity. He was also 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 his role as CEO, Jim likes to spend time with his family, work in the garden and renovate his old house. 

Community

  • Executive Committee Member — AICPA Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee
  • Board Member — Bay Area Council
  • Board Member — Golden Gate University Board of Trustees
  • Board Member — The Ageno School of Business Advisory Board
  • Member — American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member — California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
  • Member — Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Former Co-Chair and Member — Saginaw Chamber of Commerce Leadership Diversity Committee
  • Former Board Member — Catholic Diocese of Saginaw
  • Former Board Member and Chair — Saginaw Area Catholic Schools
  • Former Board Member and President — Nouvel Catholic High School

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Education

BS/Business Administration and Accounting — Aquinas College