Jim Sandberg graduated cum laude from Augustana College in 2013. He is a licensed CPA and joins Fort Dearborn after six years of public accounting experience.
Most recently, Jim was a Manager in the audit practice of Deloitte's Chicago office, where he served clients in the consumer goods, manufacturing, restaurant, freight, and distribution industries, with revenues in the $160M - $6.1B range. During his time with Deloitte, Jim served a variety of clients and has experience in acquisitions, divestitures, and carve-outs. He enjoyed having the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of his client’s industries and this led to his nomination and participation in the inaugural IP&C Industry Fellows Group, a cross-functional Deloitte Organization aimed at developing deep industry insights.
Jim wanted to continue his career helping middle-market executives position their businesses for successful futures and decided joining Fort Dearborn would move him toward achieving that goal. Jim will serve our clients in profit improvement, turnaround, and other corporate finance engagements. His knowledge of accounting, finance, and business processes, as well as his skills in communication and project management, give him the problem-solving experience that makes him the right fit for Fort Dearborn.
In his spare time, Jim enjoys golf, traveling with family and friends, and watching the Chicago Cubs - hoping for another World Series run!
Kevin Cleary, Founder of Fort Dearborn had this to say about Jim:
"During the interview process, we were all impressed with Jim's accounting skills, financial acumen, and project management expertise. Jim is a mature and thoughtful individual and fits in well with the other members of our team. Despite his preference for 'that team up north,' we expect great things from Jim, and know he will be an integral part of the Fort Dearborn team."
Welcome to the Fort Dearborn team, Jim!
Jim can be reached at (312) 683-3658 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org