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James Francis Dannhauser

James Francis Dannhauser is not available for direct meeting request. Contact their chapter about matching with them or another mentor.

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Languages: English

How I Can Help You
I have extensive experience in all aspects of finance and banking, as well as in business acquisitions and sales, and in business and strategic planning. I am also very knowledgeable in accounting. I was a chief financial officer of a public company for 11 years, an investment banker for 15 years, and also practiced commercial law for 5 years. I have been an investor in small businesses and am familiar with the issues frequently arising in creating businesses and managing growth. I have also advised non-profit entities and businesses seeking to provide services to non-profits. I was an associate attorney with Kelley Drye Warren, a New York City based law firm, from 1977 to 1982, including one year in Tokyo, Japan. I was involved in the general commercial practice, including banking, finance, real estate finance, corporate acquisitions, and advising non-profit entities. I was an Investment banker with Lepercq, de Neuflize Co., an international money management and investment banking firm, from 1982 to 1995. During this time, I concentrated in real estate finance, including hospitality and senior housing assets, as well as private equity investments and corporate acquisitions. I was the Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Six Flags, Inc. and predecessor entities, from 1995 to 2006. I was a key participant in the growth of the company from a private enterprise with three assets to a publicly owned company with assets throughout United States and Europe. I was responsible for all financial activities, including bank and other financings and relationships, budgeting, planning, and accounting, as well as other matters such as insurance and human resources. I have been a private investor since 2006, investing in small to medium sized businesses seeking growth capital. I have also served as director of two other public companies and two private enterprises, and as an advisor to several start-up companies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Plan
  • Legal
  • Management & Operations

Industry Experience

  • Accounting & Tax Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
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