Jim McCaughan is a seasoned senior financial executive with over 40 years of business experience in various financial and operating positions for both large entities and private equity start up organizations.
Most recently Jim was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of De Lage Landen, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rabobank, headquartered in the Netherlands. As the CFO of the U.S. operations for De Lage Landen, Jim was responsible for the oversight of its $11 Billion portfolio, financial reporting, tax compliance, risk management, treasury activities and project management. Prior to De Lage Landen, Jim was part of the start-up group that created Campus Crest Communities (NYSE – CCG) based in Charlotte, NC. Campus Crest Communities is an off campus student housing organization that distinguishes itself by finding and developing unique properties, internally provides all construction activities and manages the student properties. Jim’s career started in public accounting working at Coopers & Lybrand where he was a senior/in charge accountant. He then worked at Ford Motor Company performing internal audits and working on special projects for the Finance team. Jim then had the opportunity to be involved in a start-up company, National Railway Utilization Corporation (NASDAQ – NRUC) based in Greenville, SC as the Corporate Controller. His responsibilities included the preparation of the S-1 for the initial public offering along with all SEC required reporting. For 20 years Jim worked at Rollins Leasing Corp (NYSE-RLC) where he served in a variety of financial executive positions including Corporate Controller, Vice President Controller/Treasurer and ultimately Chief Financial Officer and head of all Administrative functions. During his tenure at Rollins he oversaw over 24 acquisitions, major system improvements including a successful ERP implementation and ultimately the sale of Rollins Leasing Corp to Penske Truck Leasing.
For one year Jim was provided the opportunity by Roger Penske to lead a team to integrate Rollins Leasing Corp and Penske Truck Leasing into one operating entity. Overall responsibilities included the consolidation of all management teams, real estate (723 facilities), operations, IT and accounting systems. In 2001 Jim joined a small venture capital firm (CD Ventures) as a partner. Overall responsibilities included transaction management, due diligence, integration, bank relations and financial management. Jim attended Villanova University and earned his B.S. in Business Administration and also attended St. Joseph’s University and earned his M.B.A. in Accounting and Finance.