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Jim Ahern

Chief Financial Officer

Jim Ahern serves as CFO to MacDougall Biomedical Communications and joined the team in 2014. Jim spends his time working to improve systems and processes, monitoring the financial performance of the firm, and helping to guide the growth and expansion of MBI. He strives to achieve a level of operational excellence that matches the high-quality services MBI provides to its clients. Jim is an experienced CFO with more than 25 years of experience in providing financial and operational leadership to entrepreneurial companies. He has helped transform and grow the companies he has worked with through his financial guidance, design and implementation of systems, and role in building strong cultures. Jim earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Vermont, a Master’s degree in taxation from Bentley University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
5 things you always wanted to know about Jim:

My favorite job was...
being the CFO of an adventure travel company. I had an opportunity to take some amazing trips, including a photo safari in Kenya, trekking in Nepal, a kayaking trip along the coast of Maine, a walking trip in Tuscany and two trips to Antarctica.

On the weekends, you can find me…
depending on the season, skiing, mountain biking, kayaking or wishing I was doing so.

My secret ambition is...
to tell a story at a Moth event.

My work is inspired by...
simplicity. Although I’m a perfectionist, I strive for the simple solution that will yield excellence.

What I like best about working at MBI is…
that I get to work with talented people who are really passionate about what they do.
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