Jim Johnson

Chief Financial Officer, Advanced Group


Jim has been Advanced’s Chief Financial Officer since 2002, overseeing all matters related to finance and accounting. He has led the negotiation and subsequent integration of several mergers and acquisitions, negotiated several business divestitures, and negotiated more than 10 loan agreements.

Previously, Jim served as the EVP of Finance for HALO Industries, Inc., a $400 million publicly traded marketing services and products business. Prior to this role at HALO, Jim was the Chief Integration Officer, responsible for all aspects of the integration of Starbelly.com, an e-commerce promotional products company, with HALO. Before HALO, Jim had been the CFO of Starbelly.com, where he was responsible for all financial and accounting matters of the venture-backed Internet company, including equity raising efforts and financial leadership in the sale of Starbelly.com to HALO in May of 2000.

Jim began his career at Arthur Andersen in 1989, where he worked until joining his client Starbelly.com in 1999. He concluded his career at Arthur Andersen as a Senior Manager. Jim is a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1989 with a B.B.A. in Accounting.