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Jim Schaefer

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Business Planning Partner, Mark Schaefer Associates, CPA's. University of Southern California grad.

Business Planning Partner, Mark Schaefer Associates, CPA's. University of Southern California grad.

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Business Planning Partner Mark Schaefer Associates, CPA's 1975 - present
Instructor--Advanced Entrepreneurship California State University, Long Beach August 2013 - December 2013


University of Southern California 1971 - 1973
University of California, Los Angeles Economics 1967 - 1971

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Markets of Interest
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Consumer Electronics

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Kelly Tompkins
We worked together  •  Founder, ReserveX Inc. and Founder & CEO, AdventureLink Inc..
Jim is a wonderful advisor to any startup needing guidance in establishing proper accounting practices.
Paul Dietz
We worked together  •  President and Chief Operating Officer, Chippenhook and Bufkor Inc.. Previously Executive Vice President, Chippenhook.
Jim understands real world challenges facing small businesses and startups. Because of his experience he is able to spot potential challeng ... es and opportunities early.
Andrea Belz
We worked together  •  Director, Innovation Node - Los Angeles and Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Southern California.
Jim understands startups from inception to exit, including managing cash and resources through all stages of growth. Strong team player. ... Great asset!
Patrick Blewett
We worked together  •  Owner / President, Inovativ. Previously Owner / President, Ambient Digital, LLC..
Jim understand the complexities of startups, creating financial projections, and gives excellent service and support along the way. He is in ... volved with companies large and small. No matter what the size of company you have, Jim understands what is necessary financially to successfully grow your business.
Joe Platnick
We worked together  •  CEO, FutureBound and Director Emeritus, Pasadena Angels.
I've worked with many startups, and the skill set that's most frequently lacking is the finance person or CFO. Since most emerging companies ... are not at the point where they need (or can afford) a full time CFO, I've known Jim for over 10 years, and can say that Jim is a great and cost-effective alternative. In addition to working with him at several Angel-backed startups, we're also using his firm at my current startup.
Stan Tomsic
We worked together  •  Executive Director, PortTechLA and Member, Pasadena Angels. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
Jim is the Mentor Chairman and Co-Chair of our annual Tech Week flagship event of the incubator I ran for the County of Los Angeles. He was ... instrumental for now over fifteen years in advising and consoling our clients in making sure they have their financial reporting in order and strategically assisting in corporate structure, business implementation and general business advice that is very effective and has led to many successful companies. He also is a fellow Pasadena Angel and assists companies with advising for funding presentations and preparing their organizations for organic growth and funding opportunities with angel groups and venture capital, including how to best manage their business, cash flow and forecast for building a sound, scalable business.

Joe Platnick
We worked together  •  CEO, FutureBound and Director Emeritus, Pasadena Angels.
Joe has a great deal of business experience and applies it effectively to a variety of business situations . He understands how to make a b ... usiness grow and knows how to get and manage resources for reaching business goals. He has the entrepreneurial background and spirit to be successful in his business endeavors.