Jim Baum


Jim Baum is an accomplished AEC industry CFO with more than 25 years of experience with several small to mid-sized engineering and consulting firms. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from California State University, Long Beach.

Jim understands how to guide organizations in the development of solutions to improve financial performance. He is a strategic business partner on the executive team and provides strong leadership, direction, and management of the finance and accounting teams. Prior to joining Gafcon in 2014, Jim was with LSA Associates for 20 years, the last 15 years as CFO. He has also held management positions for companies such as Berloger Geotechnical, Alton Geoscience, Unocal Corporation, and Avco Financial Services. Jim has been a member of several CFO Roundtables and enjoys sharing his knowledge with other financial professionals in the AEC industry.

In his spare time, Jim enjoys going to antique fairs with his wife and spending quality time with his kids and grandkids.