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Jim Auker is a Senior Financial Consultant for Generational Consulting Group who brings 25 years of finance, corporate finance, valuation and executive management experience.

He has served as the Chief Financial Officer for companies ranging from revenues of $5M to $150M.

  • Orion Drilling Company, a $150M manufacturer and operator of best-in-class oil & gas drilling rigs.
  • American Standard Energy, a $150M oil & gas exploration and production company.
  • Integrated Drive Systems, a $15M control systems manufacturing and construction company.
  • Tank One Services, a $10M oilfield equipment and service company.

Jim has extensive experience in M&A, turnaround strategies and financial advisory services including:

  • Florida Chemical, a $100M+ acquisition by Flotek Industries.
  • Elk Horn Coal, a $30M coal producer.
  • Eclipse IOR Services, a $6M oilfield technology company.
  • Sitelark Consulting, a $1M software company.
  • Raw Health, a $1M pet food manufacturer.

He also brings a wealth of experience as an investor and portfolio manager across multiple industries in his years working for a large investment firm and then as a founding partner in a start-up investment firm.

  • Comprehensive valuation and corporate finance background built from identifying undervalued securities across multiple industry sectors.
  • Advised executive teams of multiple portfolio companies, offering guidance in financing alternatives and market risk.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and analytical talent with the ability to synthesize, review and analyze sophisticated data that lead to strategic decisions.
  • Cultivate relationships with lenders and shareholders, and delivered shareholder communications.
  • Drive processes and motivates teams.

Skills include:

  • C-Level Management Experience
  • Financial Modeling & Valuation
  • Portfolio Management & Capital Structure Expertise
  • High-Profile Management Presentations
  • Merger & Acquisition Experience
  • Due Diligence and Profit & Loss Analysis
  • Strategic Planning & Risk Management
  • Interpersonal Communication Abilities
  • Operational Execution & Efficiency
  • Problem Solving & Research Skills

Jim earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.A. in Business and Economics from Wheaton College. He currently serves as Treasurer of an Africa-based orphan ministry, Hope4theOrphan and previously served on the board of Annapolis Christain Academy in Corpus Christi, TX. He currently lives in Wheaton, IL with his wife and has four daughters.