Jim Falco, Chief Financial Officer
For over 35 years, Jim Falco has provided his financial management, strategic planning and accounting expertise to small start-ups as well as global Fortune 50 enterprises. He has helped these businesses make best use of their financial resources and develop strategies for future success. Now, he does so for BridgeWays.
Jim’s expertise in financial management is impressive. He earned an MBA in computer and information science from the University of New Haven and a Sloan Fellow MBA in management from MIT.
For 29 years, Jim provided senior executive leadership at the Sikorsky Aircraft division of United Technologies Corporation. He managed Sikorsky’s accounting, financial planning and analysis functions, guided mergers and acquisitions, was the lead financial advisor during the company’s union contract negotiations, and created the budget process they use today.
Jim made an unusual transition from aerospace and defense to baseball. He helped former New York Yankee first baseman and current Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly create a company to market Don’s invention: The V-Grip. This innovation helps players accurately align their knuckles in a way that improves bat speed and power. Jim developed the business plan, helped raised the capital needed to begin the new company’s operations, and managed their banking and investor relations.
The company is in the process of selling its IP and brand but Jim’s relationship with Don Mattingly continues to this day as treasurer of Mattingly Charities, a non-profit organization that supports softball and baseball programs for underprivileged youngsters.
Jim also volunteers his expertise, serving on the Notre Dame High School (West Haven, CT) board of directors and the Quinnipiac School of Business Advisory Board.
What does this accomplished financial expert do for fun? Jim cooks. In fact, he studied with an internationally renowned chef in Tuscany. Jim’s specialty is an outstanding Osso Bucco.
Jim’s skills, talents, and expertise are a recipe for a strong financial foundation for Bridgeways, enabling us to better serve our customers for the long term.