James Metzger

James Metzger

Work History

Work History

Sr. Consultant

Recap Inc.

COMPANY PROFILE:  A nationwide leader in Accounts Payable auditing & consulting 

Controller - Restructuring & Reorganization

Ernst & Young (Corporate Finance Division)


  • Provided critical financial guidance to the firm’s Partnersto ensure the execution of profitable engagements with balanced risk.
  • Promoted from staff consultant to Controller

Manager - Global Reporting & Analysis

Ernst & Young (Consulting Division)


  • Key member of M&A team that completed $11.0B merger between Ernst & Young Consulting and Cap Gemini
  • Directed the monthly consolidation and review of financial, sales, and human resource information. Provided data and interpretation of monthly results to senior management via an online executive briefing book.

Reigional Business Analyst - UK & Ireland

Cap Gemini


  • Group Business Analyst for ~$2.0B UK & Ireland Region

  • Performed global consolidation, created quarterly analyst & investor presentations, and filed regulatory reports with French COB (SEC equivalent).

Sr Manager

Ernst & Young Global


  • Key player in the structuring and implementation of a new Ernst & Young Global organization
  • Obtained $500M syndicated bank financing for the acquisition of ex-Arthur Andersen member firms
  • Directed the efforts of supervisors and personnel responsible for Billing, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and G/L

CFO SVP-Finance & Administration



  • Successfully completed turnaround of TM Forum
  • Averted 2003 bankruptcy
  • Lead company to 5-year Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of nearly 60% and tenfold increase in cash-flow.



Bachelor of Science

Professional Certificate of Accounting

New York University


NYU Stern - London School of Economics - HEC (Paris)

Professional Associations

American Institute Certified Public Accountants

Financial Executives International - Long Island Chapter President

Corporate Treasurers Council

Association for Financial Professionals

Institute of Management Accountants

Turnaround Management Association

Association for Corporate Growth

Society for Human Resource Management

Executive Biography

Jim is the CFO and SVP of Finance & Administration of TM Forum, the worlds leading trade association focused on the management of telecom, media & information services. The TM Forum provides leadership, strategic guidance and practical solutions to improve the way that services are created, delivered, assured and charged. The TM Forum is headquartered in Morristown, NJ.

Jim joined the company in 2003 as the Director of Finance & Accounting. He currently has overall management responsibility for finance, human resources, legal, information technology, risk management, real estate and administrative services. Prior to joining the TM Forum he served in various financial positions with the Big 4 accounting firm Ernst & Young, as well as the IT consulting firm Cap Gemini. He began his career with the accounts payable auditing & recovery firm RECAP Inc.

Jim graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH with a B.S. in Mathematics and History Education. He earned a Professional Certificate in Accounting from New York University. He attended an Advanced Management Program for CFO's at the Wharton School of Business.  He also holds an MBA in finance and international business that was jointly conferred by NYU-Stern School of Business, London School of Economics, and HEC School of Management in Paris.