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After earning a bachelor's degree in psychology from Michigan State University, Jim Lurie obtained a master's in industrial management from the University of North Dakota. For the next five years, Jim served as a U.S Air Force captain, commanding a Strategic Air Command missile crew with squadron command post responsibility. He then launched a business career that began in New York with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company where he was responsible for more than $350 million in loans and commitments, including multinational and domestic credits. He next became manager of banking and leasing services for Revlon Inc. and then assistant treasurer, director of financial operations and director of credit for Sony Corporation of America. Jim then returned to banking with the U.S. subsidiary of a Norwegian bank and then to the Bank of Vermont as a senior vice president. He earned his Certified Public Accountant Designation in 1995. Most recently he founded CapVal-American Business Appraisers which provides a range of business valuation services and offers consulting on mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and family succession. Prior to his retirement, Jim held certifications from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Society of Appraisers, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, the Institute of Business Appraisers, and the Association of Insolvency and Reorganization Advisors. Jim joined SCORE in 2011.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting & Cash Flow
  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Buying or Selling a Business
  • Financing / Capital
  • Non-Profit
  • Operations
  • Tax Planning

Industry Experience

  • Other Services (except public admin.)
  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services
  • Real Estate & Rental & Leasing

James Lurie

Communication Methods

  • Email
  • In Person
  • Phone