Jim Dooley, Vice President of Channels and Alliances, is the newest member of the LeaseQuery leadership team. With over 35 years of experience in sales, marketing, accounting, and leadership, Jim brings a comprehensive skill set to the LeaseQuery team.
Jim knew he wanted to get into business, but felt that getting an accounting degree would give him a deeper sense of the field. “It’s a great way to learn business, it’s a great way to go out and “get” things – you have a good understanding of what’s going on, by understanding the numbers.”
He got his CPA, something he feels anyone pursuing accounting should do. “I always say that I got my CPA because its credentials for life. I always joke around saying that for me, CPA stands for ‘Couldn’t Pass Again,’ but at the same time people give me a lot of credibility because of the work and effort I have as documented by my CPA credentials.”
Jim spent eleven years at MSA/Dun & Bradstreet Software, the major financial software company at the time . There he served as a Vice President, before making his next career move. Jim has served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for several companies, and he became aware of LeaseQuery early on.
“I’ve been looking at LeaseQuery for a long time. George [LeaseQuery’s CEO] and I have known each other for about 7 or 8 years. I’ve always looked at [LeaseQuery] from afar and admired it.”
Jim joined the LeaseQuery team in May. When asked why he chose LeaseQuery as his next career move, he said:
“The people. It’s obviously a big part of what the organization is. When I look at jobs, I look at culture and people as the primary factor of why I’d want to be there, and I have not been disappointed.”
In the time that Jim has been a part of the LeaseQuery team, he has worked to increase our partnerships with accounting firms nationwide. He says that seeing partners be successful and then in turn help LeaseQuery’s success has been exciting. It is good for all of us.
Additionally, Jim is another subject matter expert for the new lease accounting standards. He feels that the effects of the new lease accounting standards are “still to be determined, but very significant.”
“The old traditional lease accounting systems, they were broad but they were not deep in the place that has been scrutinized and really under the eye of the world. So that lease accounting stuff, the stuff we focus on, is only gonna help.”
When asked what advice he has for people thinking about joining the LeaseQuery team, he says: “Do it fast because we’re growing and going. We’re only going to take on good people, so get your name in quick.”