The Mensura Companies
James “Jim” Hart Valuation and Due Diligence Advisor

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Jim plays an active role in many of Mensura’s investment banking and investment projects, providing professional valuation services and assisting in financial and managerial due diligence. Jim is the Managing Member of Lightfoot Group, LLC (Lightfoot), a consulting firm providing business advice to a wide range of clients in situations involving business valuation, dispute resolution, bankruptcy, workouts and turnarounds, financial restructuring, litigation services, due diligence and other matters. He has extensive experience in financial investigation, including serving as a court-appointed receiver and auditor as well as a private arbitrator, leading engagements involving white-collar crime and resolving business disputes. Jim is a published author and has taught and lectured on business valuation, bankruptcy, damages and fraud. He began his career as an auditor for Peat, Marwick & Mitchell (a former Big Eight firm) before serving in controller and CFO positions. In addition to his other numerous credentials, Jim is a CPA, a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA); is accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the AICPA, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Jim graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in accounting and earned his MBA at Kennesaw State University. Jim and Alex Graham have worked together for over a decade on numerous transactions.