James Akin – Chief Financial Officer

James has over 30 years’ experience building and leading finance teams in domestic companies of significant operating scale and complexity. He brings invaluable expertise as a CFO with hands-on experience in asset management, property management, funding, and investment activities.

Prior to joining the Carlton James Group, James was CFO of Vista Prairies Communities from 2002 to 2012. He was responsible for the complex finance, funding and investment activities and profitability of 14 assisted, independent and memory care facilities, 8 skilled nursing home facilities and 8 residential apartment buildings in various states, with an overall value of $140 million.

James also acted as project manager and provided oversight on behalf of investors on building construction of a $5 million expansion project. He improved financial stability by refinancing and selling various facilities over a ten-year span totalling $50 million dollars of assets.

He joined the Carlton James Group as corporate consultant, and has worked closely with the Carlton James Group senior leadership since his arrival. As CFO, Akin oversees the accounting, business support, financial planning and analysis, treasury, investor relations, internal audit and tax functions at Carlton James Group.