Jim Blickendorf is a trusted advisor in his role as Principal Consultant with Expense Reduction Analysts serving the Indiana and central/southern Illinois markets.
As an advocate for his CEO and CFO clients, Jim focuses on building strong relationships and delivering comprehensive cost containment solutions that unlock hidden cash flow and new sources of increased EBITDA.
Jim is a high energy, passionate, and “optimization-and-transformation-driven” management executive. He has extensive experience leading and developing accounting/finance, IT, and operations functions in conjunction with fast growth, acquisitions, restructuring, and corporate transformation strategies. His career began in the insurance industry, where he gained accounting & finance shared-services, information technology, and project management expertise while consistently delivering cost reductions and process improvements.
Jim continued his career with a value-added technology reseller and an international leader in merchant credit-card processing in finance and IT leadership roles, where he continued to deliver optimized processes and expenses. Before joining Expense Reduction Analysts, Jim leveraged his passion for helping financial and executive leaders in a business development role with an international leader in the staffing and consulting industry.
As part of the ERA team, Jim combines strong relationship-building, consulting, leadership skills, and a passion for optimization with his experience across various business functions and industries to partner with corporate leaders and business owners to identify opportunities for reduced costs and improved processes.
Jim has a B.S. in Accounting from Ball State University. He has been married to his wife, Joni, for 37 years. They have two children and one granddaughter (so far!). They enjoy time with their family on the lake in central Indiana and in the mountains of Colorado Springs & Breckenridge, Colorado!