18th Annual Lubin Alumni Achievement Award Luncheon

2011 Honoree James B. Duffy, BBA '75
Financial Executive

  [James B. Duffy]
James B. Duffy, BBA '75
Jim Duffy is a senior finance executive who has helped build high growth companies over his professional career. Jim has a Big 4 accounting background, and extensive public and private equity-owned company experience in the business services, direct marketing, and healthcare segments. He places a high priority on talent management, mentoring staff into positions of progressive responsibility, to support the growth and value of the business.

Most recently, Jim served as EVP and Chief Financial Officer for Oakleaf Global Holdings Inc., a $600M private equity-owned provider of waste and recycling logistics services to Fortune 500 companies.

Jim held EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer roles at Vertrue Inc., a Nasdaq listed direct marketing company. During his 12 year tenure, revenues increased from $57 million to $758 million with 6M+ subscribers until the Company was sold to a private equity firm..

Previously, as EVP, Finance at Medco Containment Services Inc., Jim was a key member of the management team who guided the company through an exceptional growth period — 38% annually (from $135 million to $6.1billion) over 9 years until the Company was sold to Merck.

Jim's early career included serving as VP & Controller for Melville Corporation's $150M subsidiary, Linens 'N Things, which doubled in size during his tenure there. He was also a Senior Accountant with Price Waterhouse & Co. in New York City.

In addition to extensive board interaction at Oakleaf and Vertrue, Jim has held Audit Committee and board roles for 10 years with Capital Access Network, Inc., a provider of working capital to small and mid-size businesses. In the nonprofit arena, Jim has been Treasurer and board member for the New Canaan Community Foundation and MEALS on Wheels of New Canaan as well as a member of the Capital Campaign Executive Committee of Pace University. Currently, Jim is a Trustee of the New Canaan Library.

Jim holds a BBA in Accounting Practice from Pace University in Pleasantville, NY. He obtained his CPA certification from the state of New York. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).