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Jim Schaefer

Managing Partner at Mark Schaefer Associates & Founding member of the Pasadena Angels

Jim Schaefer, CPA, MBA is managing partner at Mark Schaefer Associates, a boutique CPA firm with a specialty in early stage technology and fast growth companies. He advises entrepreneurs, CEOs and managers on financial issues including business funding, financial plans and projections, business valuations, mergers and acquisitions and management information systems. Jim’s special emphasis is on business strategies for increasing revenue, controlling costs and managing financial matters. He is a founding member and past secretary of the Pasadena Angels, a 100-member angel investment group. Jim currently serves on the Board of MADIA Tech Launch that promotes the region’s technical, scientific and industrial workforce. He was a member of the Advisory Board and chair of the mentoring committee of the Business Technology Center incubator in Los Angeles County. Prior to joining Mark Schaefer Associates, he worked for a large international CPA firm, currently part of PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Jim has a BA in Economics from UCLA and an MBA from USC. He has taught Advanced Entrepreneurship to graduate engineering students at Cal State Long Beach and accounting and finance at University of La Verne. Currently he teaches “Financial Tools for Business Growth” through UCLA Extension. Jim has been a guest speaker at various organizations and universities including USC and Caltech.

Meet Jim at Meet the Funders.