James is a finance executive with operating experience to drive growth and effective resource allocation based on analytics and industry leading process and system. As a VP of Finance and Analytics at Lightspeed, LLC under Apollo Group, he oversaw finance and accounting, operational and organizational process, business model & monetization, valuation, capitalization and external funding.
James also served as VP of Finance for Apollo Group responsible for optimizing $400M in digital and offline marketing budget utilizing marketing analytics and media mix modeling, driving performance marketing responsible for 90% of corporate profits and developed enterprise wide sales and marketing process. Prior to Apollo, James served as finance lead in driving planning, budgeting and analytics for $500M division at Yahoo.
James has expertise and finance leadership experiences across all functional organization including marketing, sales, technology and multiple industries including internet, semiconductor, education and retail.
James holds a M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University.
John Kincke has almost 30 years of experience across financial accounting and reporting, treasury and cash management, business restructuring, turnaround and exit strategies, SOX compliance, and mergers and acquisitions. He has worked with more than 200 start-ups, from inception to IPO, across multiple industries.
As a consulting CFO, John has worked with clients in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Mexico, and helped them with day to day finance and accounting, budgeting, modeling, raising equity, and implementing ERP systems.
While acting as the CFO of a 5,200-employee healthcare company, John implemented cost cuts, and streamlined the payroll processes, resulting in savings of almost $1M per year. His other process improvements reduced working capital requirements for the company and helped it achieve a 10% increase in profitability over budgeted results.
Prior to this, as Director of Finance at the Mexican subsidiary of a large US food producer, John managed a successful implementation of SAP financials in 90 days. He also instituted cost reduction programs which resulted in company-wide savings of $5M per month.
Apart from these, John also has extensive experience providing consulting services to various industries: from software, retail, telecom, to oil and gas, as well as non-profits.
He has a Bachelors in Accounting from University of Houston, Texas, and an MBA from Rice University. John is fluent in Spanish, and has working knowledge of French and German.