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Jim Wallace

Jim Wallace

Chief Executive Officer

With over 40 years of public accounting experience, Jim is BPM’s Chief Executive Officer and serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors and Management Committee. During his tenure, he helped lead the Firm through the expansion of service lines, business combinations, as well as significant organic growth. Prior to joining BPM, Jim was the Chief Operating Officer at a larger Mid-west Regional Firm, where he served in a similar role.

As CEO of BPM, Jim focuses his attention on leading strategic initiatives that raise the Firm’s national and international prominence through its expansion into new markets, concentration on specialty services and business combinations in key markets. Through his leadership and commitment to “Because People Matter,” the Firm continues to be recognized as a Best Place to Work and serve clients.

In addition to his executive role, Jim also leads the Firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy which focuses on opportunities that enhance gender and minority diversity in leadership roles within the Firm and profession. Jim formally served on the AICPA Woman’s Initiative Executive Committee (WIEC), whose mission is to promote and support the success of women for the broader purpose of sustaining the profession by creating an inclusive environment, increasing talent engagement and leadership opportunities for women.

He serves on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Council, is the current Chair of the Allinial Global Executive Board and the past Chair the Allinial Global Americas Region Board of Directors. In addition, Jim serves on the AICPA Council.

Recognized within the community for his effective leadership and business acumen, Jim is often presents on various topics, including diversity inclusion and belonging, gender equity, success-based leadership and innovation.

James Wallace holds an active CPA license in California and Michigan.

Quick facts


Certified Public Accountant

  • Chair and Board Member – Allinial Global Executive Board
  • Board Member – Bay Area Council
  • Member – AICPA Counsel
  • Member – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member – California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
  • Member – Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member – San Francisco Business Times Leadership Trust
  • Former Chair and Member – Allinial Global Americas Region
  • Former Member – Golden Gate University Board of Trustees


BS/Business Administration and Accounting – Aquinas College