OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Christenson Advisory Services announced today that James E. Jones has joined the firm as managing principal, specializing in new business development, management consulting and talent management.
Jones, who is based in the firm's Newport Beach office, will draw upon his more than 10 years of experience in corporate operations to deliver unique solutions to each client's needs.
"Jim brings an impressive background in business development, operations management and marketing to Christenson Advisory Services and its sister companies that will help us grow our business and continue to meet our clients' needs," said Kevin Christenson, founder and managing principal of Christenson Advisory Services. "Jim has helped companies save millions of dollars in operations, as well as realize numerous new business goals. I expect his talents to line up very well with the goals of our clients and I am thrilled to welcome him to the CA team."
Jones joins Christenson Advisory Services from Grubb & Ellis Company, where he spent four years as executive vice president, Operations, and chief operating officer, Real Estate Services. While with the firm, he developed standardized strategic planning and operational planning processes for the company's business lines, field offices and research and marketing components, including the recruitment of more than 240 senior professionals to the organization. He also co-developed the business plan and launch of Grubb & Ellis Landauer Valuation Advisory Services, which involved recruiting the leadership team and more than 150 appraisers to open in excess of 35 offices in 12 months.
Prior to joining Grubb & Ellis, Jones spent three years with CB Richard Ellis, lastly as executive vice president, Operations. During his time with the company he specialized in leading field office and cooperate operations, that included strategic and operations planning, financial management, process enhancement, crisis management and more. Earlier in his career, Jones also served in various senior operations, marketing and sales roles with Gateway Corp., Western Digital Corp. and Netigy Corp.
"Christenson Advisory Services is an unparalleled company with a platform of services available to meet a client's needs from every angle," said Jones. "I am happy to join this great team of professionals and look forward to being a part of the company's growth moving forward."
Jones holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands, an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a PFP, Personal Financial Planning, from the University of California, Irvine. He holds FINRA licenses Series 7, 24 and 66.
About Christenson Advisory Services, LLC
Christenson Advisory Services offers a comprehensive catalogue of services, including advisory, management consulting, staffing, compensation consulting and surveys. The company was founded in early 2008 and is headquartered in Chicago with satellite offices in Dallas, Newport Beach and New York City. CA is a recognized leader in providing creative, strong, and enduring solutions to public and private real estate organizations in an ever-changing market.
Through CA Capital Representatives, the firm acts on behalf of companies, individual professionals and teams in the real estate and technology industries to evaluate the best placement solution to meet business and career objectives. CA Capital Representatives also helps individuals and teams in the creation of independent firms.
Additionally, CA Funds Group, Inc., a sister company of CA, is an SEC registered broker-dealer focused exclusively on providing capital raising and related advisory services to the global real estate industry.
For more information, go to www.christensonadvisors.com.
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