JAMES E. HERLIHY
P. O. Box 5512
Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921
SUMMARY: Presently, operating a small business specializing in business brokering, financial consulting and small business bookkeeping services. Prior business history includes owning and operating a two location specialty retail store and holding senior level financial positions in private and public companies in the USA and Europe. My career began on the audit staff with Price Waterhouse & Co in the USA and Europe progressing to Senior Audit Manager.
CURRENT: Bayside Business Brokers - Business Broker, BUSINESS and Financial Consultant
During the past thirteen years, worked in real estate related fields including conventional and
reverse mortgages and business brokerage. Obtained real estate salespersons license in 2006 and
real estate broker’s license in 2011 at which time began working as an independent. As a business
broker, I have been involved directly or indirectly in the listing or selling of over 50 businesses in
fields such as manufacturing, specialty foods, restaurants and retail establishments. As a consultant, I
have had a variety of assignments including expert witness, writing business plans, business valuations
and SBA financing.
July 1999 to AQUARIUS DIVE SHOP, LLC.
October 2001 Majority partner and operator of a two store full service dive shop (SCUBA) operation with annual sales of $700,000.
March 1998 to ILLUMINATIONS.COM, INC.
June 1999 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of this venture capital backed retailer of candles and related accessories.
July 1991 to THE BOMBAY COMPANY, INC. (NYSE – BBA)
October 1997 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of predominately mall-based, home furnishings, specialty retail stores and catalogue operation in the United States and Canada.
October 1988 to S.E. NICHOLS COMPANY, INC. (AMEX)
Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Nichols, prior to restructuring through Chapter 11 proceedings, operated a regional chain of discount department stores and a wholesale distributor with annual volume of $350 million.
January 1986 to ODD LOT TRADING (REVCO D.S.)
October 1988 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a 104-store chain of closeout merchandise stores with annual sales in excess of $100 million. The engagement was principally for the purpose of positioning the troubled company for sale by its parent.
May 1979 to ALLIED SUPPLIERS LTD., LONDON ENGLAND, & THE GRAND UNION
December 1985 COMPANY, NEW JERSEY-AFFLIATED COMPANIES
Finance Director of Allied Suppliers (May 1979-October 1980), Vice President and Controller
(Oct. 1980 to Oct. 1983) and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Oct. 1983 to Dec. 1985) and member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of The Grand Union Company. Both companies were in the food retail business with sales exceeding $2 billion.
January 1964 to PRICE WATERHOUSE, NEW JERSEY AND GERMANY
April 1979 Senior Audit Manager. Highly diversified experience, including two and one-half year European assignment, with responsibility for audit engagements of public and private companies.
EDUCATION Farleigh Dickinson University – B.S. Accounting – 1965
Certified Public Accountant – 1966
CA Broker’s License DRE# 01745490